Seashell Angel

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Seashell Angel
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

This angel-faced decoration, made by gluing together three shells, is truly a gift from the sea.

What you'll need

  • Seashells
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Acrylic paint and paintbrushes
  • Fishing line
Helpful Tip:

If you'll be making angels at the beach, use craft glue; if you decide to tote your shells home to assemble, a hot glue gun works even better (parents only).


Angels also make great holiday ornaments.

How to make it

  1. Lay out your collection of seashells. Try different combinations to get the right shapes, but basically each angel is made of a medium-sized fan-shaped shell (such as a scallop, lucina or clamshell), a small, round-bodied shell (such as a moon, top, bubble or cowrie shell), and a small bowl-shaped shell (such as an ark, tellin or cockleshell).

  2. Use a scallop shell for the angel's dress, then glue on a cowrie shell for her head and a small cockleshell for her bonnet.

  3. Once the glue dries, paint on a face and hair and tie or glue a loop of fishing line around the back of the bonnet for a hanger.

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