Bring the beach to life with our summer craft for kids and these adorable shell critters!
During a fun day at the beach collect some pretty sea shells and bring them home to the craft table.
These cute little shell critters are super easy to make, but such a cute summer decoration!
The supply list is easy - sea shells, googly eyes and some glue... so small you don't even have to write it down!
Pick out pairs of shells that match. Make sure to at least make two shell critters - one shell critter will get mighty lonely!
Glue your googly eyes to the top edge of one the shells. These will be glued onto the inside of the shell.
We did use hot glue as it has a faster drying time but a regular white glue will work just as well.
Glue together the bottom ends of your paid of shells. Add a bit of glue to the top of the googly eyes so the top shell will stay in place.
Set your first critter aside to dry.
Now we will repeat step #1, as we said a single shell critter gets too lonely and we don't want them sad!
Glue googly eyes to the top (inside) of one shell. This time use colorful googly eyes.
Glue a shell on top again, adding glue the the bottoms and a bit of glue on the top of your googly eyes.
Set this aside to dry.
Your pair of shell critters is ready to bring the beach to your home!
What a cute couple!!
You can hang a bunch of these on strings to make your own shell critter wind chime. You would simply have the glue the string to the top of each critter and then hand them onto a mobile.
We also have a ton of great summer crafts for kids. Some are great for the beach, camp or boredom emergencies!
Is it too hot to play outside? Or is it too rainy? Check out our summer activities that will help keep the kids entertained on the "indoor" days.
You will never have to worry about the dreaded child boredom again.