Seashell painting crafts for kids

I just couldn't resist these fabulous seashell activities I was browsing through last time, and now we have a home full of cute, colorful shells! Have a look and use the idea for an easy toddler painting activity!


Seashell painting crafts for kids


WHAT YOU'LL NEED:


  • your kid's favorite type of paint (might be plain watercolors!)
  • color mixing tray (you can even use shells as a painter's palette, just like we did here)
  • at least a handful of seashells
  • a painbrush or two

Seashell painting crafts for kids


As always, the kid was excited about the opportunity to paint! We used MALA kid's paint from Ikea - they are washable, but if you'd want to use your painted seashells in a wet place (water-based  sensory bins), you should opt for acryllic paint...


How did it turn out? We got a plateful of beautiful and colorful kids art creations.

Seashell painting crafts for kids


And now we just need to decide for one of these


PROJECTS WE MIGHT USE OUR SHELLS for:

  • use them in a summer-themed sensory bin (our toddler would LOVE it!)
  • have some fun with counting activities! Any form, any way, perhaps even when playing with the giant dice - like we counted with dice and blueberries some time ago (link)
  • make a summer colage out of seashells
  • DIY  a picture frame
or, my personal favorite:
  • drill tiny holes in them so we can make a soothing wind-chime. It would be perfect for the coffee corner on our balcony...

Seashell painting crafts for kids


Or we just might do all of these activities!  For which of these projects would you prefer to use painted seashells?



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2 comments:

  1. This is just so cute! It's the perfect activity for preschoolers and even for toddlers. This will help develop their love for art.

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