20 Fun and Amazing Seashell Crafts

by Alli

It’s almost summertime. The beach is calling your family’s name. At least it’s calling my name, and that means it’s time to look for seashells and sea glass.

When the grandkids are with me, we take early morning walks and look for seashells. The kids always want to bring their seashells home. But then what? The “then what” is why I’m sharing 20 fun and amazing seashell crafts.

Amazing Seashell Crafts

I don’t know about you, but I always dread the day we leave the beach. Vacation is over and it’s time to head back home. If you dread the end of a vacation, you need to read 5 Ways to Chase Away Post-Vacation Blues.

One way to preserve memories of your beach vacation is to use the seashells you collected to make seafood crafts. You’ll enjoy helping your kids make memories of your fun vacation and it will keep the kids from complaining about how bored they are.

20+ Amazing Seashell Crafts

1. Seashell Peacock Craft For Kids
2. Snail Shell Snail Craft
3. Shell Crafts Crab Fridge Magnets
4. Getting Creative With Sharpies
5. Seashell Ladybug Craft For Kids
6. Painted Seashell Craft
7. Under The Sea Seashell Craft
8. Seashell Painting Art For Kids
9. Sea Shell Art
10. DIY Marbled Seashells
11. How To Make A Stunning Mermaid Tiara With Shells
12. Seaside Craft Shell Mobile
13. Don’t Be Shellfish
14. Sea Shell Ornaments
15. Seashell Ornaments Kids Can Make
16. DIY Coral And Shell Resin Bangles
17. DIY Seashell Boats
18. Easy Salt Dough Keepsake Shell Pendants
19. DIY Beach Sea Shell Frame
20. Sand Clay Handprints with Seashells
21. How To Dye Seashells With Colour Theory Science

Do you collect seashells when you visit the beach? Which seashell craft will you make first?

Even if you don’t have kids, some of these crafts are totally for adults. You’ll have to check out the DIY Coral and Shell Resin Bangles. Talking about gorgeous! Wow!!

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Robin rue May 31, 2017 - 6:26 am

My boys and I just made some clam critters out of clam shells we found and I am posting them tomorrow actually. We love shell crafts 🙂

Jaime Nicole May 31, 2017 - 6:38 am

What a great way to create a lasting souvenir from a trip to the beach! I just love the seashell mobile – I wish I could make one with our beach glass but I think they are too small of pieces.

Jeanette May 31, 2017 - 9:58 am

We are actually going to go on a beach vacation this summer and I’m always trying to think of creative ways to do stuff with shells so this post is absolutely perfect for me!

Franc Ramon May 31, 2017 - 12:02 pm

The seashell crafts looks really cool. This could really make nice gifts and tokens.

Jacqui S May 31, 2017 - 12:08 pm

I’ve recently started making jewelry and selling them. Seashells are on my list of items to add to my inventory if I’m able to successfully drill holes in them. Thanks!

Amber Myers May 31, 2017 - 1:29 pm

I love these ideas! I’ll have to show them to my daughter. She loves making stuff.

Pam Wattenbarger May 31, 2017 - 1:39 pm

When we used to go to Jeckyl Island, Georgia, every year, we always collected a lot of seashells. We made lots of crafts with them and we still have some of the crafts.

Katie Kinsley May 31, 2017 - 4:29 pm

Great summer DIYs that are good for kids! Perfect way to preserve their memories of a fun vacation.

Maurene Cab May 31, 2017 - 5:07 pm

I love the sea and the seashells I find by the beach. These are great crafts. I’d love to do it with the kids.

Marysa May 31, 2017 - 5:29 pm

These are cute ideas. My kids like to collect shells at the beach and then we are left with bags full of shells! It would be nice to put them to good use. Sometimes they glue them on frames and we put a picture of our vacation in the frame.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All May 31, 2017 - 5:31 pm

That’s a really creative way to reuse the shells you find. I used to like to pick up shells as a child, I haven’t in years now.

Jenn @ E May 31, 2017 - 5:50 pm

I used to collect shells. I think I still have a lot of them in a bag somewhere. I would love to try some of these ideas.

Emily June 1, 2017 - 12:10 am

I am all for crafts! I also love shells, I have a very coastal style home and use shells a lot to decorate it. I found a few new projects for me to make. Thanks!

Rebecca Swenor June 1, 2017 - 5:03 am

These are all great seashell crafts. I am going to have to try a couple of these for sure. The Seaside Craft Shell Mobile sounds like it would be fun to do. Thanks for sharing the craft ideas.

Annemarie LeBlanc June 1, 2017 - 12:19 pm

The seashell crafts are so cool! I like the clam shells painted with palm trees and sunsets. That is the best for me. I should start looking for pretty seashells the next time we are at the beach!

Debra J Hawkins June 1, 2017 - 5:51 pm

I absolutely love that sea shell mobile! It would be so much fun to make one with shells from a special trip or something!

Garf June 2, 2017 - 11:28 am

These are beautiful. I have good sized seashells but haven’t done anything to them other than displaying them in the bathroom and bedroom areas as is.

Polarbelle June 4, 2017 - 2:57 am

These look so fun and creative! Thanks for sharing these cool craft ideas.

My Teen Guide June 4, 2017 - 3:01 am

I have to remember to go pick some nice sea shells when we go down to the beach in three weeks time. I also love collecting sea glass. That’s nice too. Thanks for the reminder!


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