Sea Shell Creatures


Sea Shell Creatures

Sea Shell Creatures
Sea Shell Creatures

"These sea shell creatures are the perfect beach craft to tackle after collecting shells from your latest beach vacation. Make your own unique creature! Have you ever wondered what to do with seashells? Well, these sea shell creatures are a super easy craft you and/or the kids can do, similar to these adorable sea shell fish. Gather some shells, air-dry clay, paint, glue, and your imagination and let’s get started! If you want smooth, perfect shells, you can purchase a bag from your local craft store instead of gathering them from the beach. And the bonus of store-bought shells? "

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Materials List

  • Shells in various shapes and sizes
  • White air-dry clay
  • Craft paint in desired colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Plan each of your sea shell creatures first. Sketch designs and play around with the clay and shells to come up with creatures.

  2. Visit for full tutorial.

More Crafty Ideas For You

We love hearing about your passion for creating sea shell creatures! If you're looking for more craft project ideas to expand your ocean-inspired collection, we have a few suggestions that we think you'll love.

For those who are just starting out, we recommend trying your hand at making sea shell creatures refrigerator magnets. This project is perfect for beginners and allows you to showcase your favorite shells in a practical and beautiful way. Simply glue a small magnet to the back of your shell and add some googly eyes or paint to bring your creature to life.

If you're ready to take your sea shell crafting to the next level, why not create a sea shell mobile? This project is a bit more advanced but is sure to make a stunning statement piece in any room. Collect a variety of shells in different sizes and shapes, then thread them onto fishing line or twine. Hang your mobile near a window or in a garden to catch the light and create a magical underwater effect.

For a fun and festive project, consider making sea shell ornaments for the holidays. Use small shells to create miniature snowmen, reindeer, or even Santa Claus figures. These ornaments make great gifts for friends and family or can be used to decorate your own tree in a unique and beachy style.

We hope these ideas inspire you to keep creating wonderful sea shell creatures! Happy crafting!

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