Things to Make – Seashell Jewelry and Sand Pictures

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As much fun as a trip to the beach is, sometimes it helps to have some projects in mind before you go. For example, last year on our trip to the Outer Banks, we made seashell jewelry. I bought some leather cord (Natural Beige Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 10 Feet Ultra Microfiber). So all we had to do was find seashells with holes in them. My daughters (age 4 and 3) proved themselves to be very bad at this task. On the upside, they were GREAT at finding seashells in general, so we dumped buckets of shells on the table with hopes that some would meet our criteria. And some did (YAY)!! P (my youngest daughter) had fun making her necklace, but soon tired of wearing it. F (my oldest daughter), on the other hand, continues to wear her bracelet everyday (she likes the "jangling" sound it makes). And I have a beautiful necklace that I've been wearing. Sort of a cool souvenir. Or so I like to think.

beach art

For another craft project (we were there for a whole week, after all), we made beach pictures on construction paper. All that this entailed was bringing blue and light-brown construction paper and saying "why don't you draw the beach?" Then, to make it "extra special", the girls used a glue stick to attach real sand. So easy.

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  • Melissa

    I love the seashell jewelry idea. So many times we are looking for the “perfect” ones. This is a grand way to use the special and imperfect ones as well. The link to the cord indicates that it is not available through the vendor but I’m sure I can find it elsewhere!

  • WhatMom

    Interesting/nerdy fact…The holes in the shells are wear they’ve been eaten. Around here (in Seattle) that’s octopus and moon snails that are the predators, drilling for food. :) I love your blog, lots of fun!

  • writing jobs

    it’s looks great! such interesting! child with this things are really great!