This Glittery Seashells Craft is the perfect summer craft! They’re easy to make, colorful, glittery and kids will love the process!
Painting is always a fun activity for the little ones, but have you ever painted seashells…and made them glittery too? My kid’s enjoyed this craft so much, maybe it’s using the glitter of course.
These Glittery Seashells make a great craft idea if you are learning about the ocean or perhaps you went to the beach with the kiddos and found some of these ocean treasures, like us. Last week we went to our favorite spot at the ocean and as we searched the beach to find more seashells, we talked about what seashells are, the many shapes and colors they can be and how beautiful God’s creation is. They’re fascinated by all the creatures living in the vast ocean (I remember I was too when I was their age). Once we came home and brought our seashells with us, I was trying to find something unique to make with them. Making them glittery sounded perfect!
Read below to see how we’ve made these!
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Start by placing the glitter into the tray. You can “layer” the glitter by alternating the colors, you can mix the glitter together to create a new color or you can even “draw” something with glitter. You’ll be stamping the seashells into the glitter, so get creative! Next, paint the seashells with the paintbrush and glue, making sure to get every corner nice and evenly. Now, stamp the seashell into the prepared glitter, using the spoon to help scoop the glitter onto the empty spots and let dry completely.
What is my child learning and improving?
- Creativity (choosing the colors and patters of the glitter and using imagination)
- Fine motor skills (holding the paintbrush and seashells as the child paints)
- Colors (you can name the color of glitter and ask them to repeat after you for better memorization)
This is a great activity for exercising diligence and effort. Kids need to be careful and attentive to what they’re doing (after all it’s glitter we’re working on here!). Ask the child to work gently and slowly, making every effort to concentrate on what they’re doing and not to get the glitter out of the tray. If they do, it’s okay of course. At the end of every craft I like to thank my kids for being careful and working so hard. It helps with their self-esteem and makes them do even better next time, plus positive praise is always a good idea when working and crafting together!