Seashell painting, anyone? I just couldn’t resist these fabulous seashell painting 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 activities are fun! Summer themed crafts for kids that can be done without preparation, and by all ages. Have a look!
How to Paint seashells
If you want to keep your seashell painiting permanent, use acryllic paint. For process art, the durability does not play a decisive role, so you can use watercolor paint too.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED for seashell painting:
- your 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
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…
And now we just need to decide for one of the ways to use the painted shells. A dream catcher, maybe?
How To Use Painted Seashells
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
- drill tiny holes in them so we can make a soothing wind-chime. It would be perfect for the coffee corner on our balcony…