This is a simple activity for young children to make a pretty hanging shell decoration. It would make a lovely Mother's Day, Christmas or Birthday gift.
: 20 minutes plus at least 24 hours drying time
: Under 5's, 5-10's
Starting materials ready to go
Lovely spiral shapes
Different shapes with the same colour
Don't go too close to the edge otherwise it may crack when dry
Add some glue to secure the shells
Your shell encrusted clay decoration is now ready to hang. This could look pretty on a Christmas tree or homemade decorative tree
. You could also try buttons or other embellishments instead of shells.
To extend the activity you can have fun pressing ridged shells into clay to make a textured impression.
#5 to 10s
#Fine Motor Skills
Impression of shell in clay
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