These painted seashell snails are a an easy seashell craft for kids to enjoy this summer.
Time: 10 minutes
Age: Little kids to big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy
You will need:
- Sea shells
- Paints – acrylic paints work best
- Paint brush
- Modelling clay
- Cocktail sticks
Step 1: Paint your sea shells
Paint your sea shells in nice bright colours.
Acrylic paints work best as they apply a thick layer over the shell.
Step 2: Add some pretty patterns
Once your base coat is dry paint on some patterns.
You could add on dots, zig zags, swirls or lines.
Step 3: Make the snail’s body
Take some modelling clay and make a sausage shape.
Then bend it so that you form your snails head sticking up at one end.
Use the end of a cocktail stick to make little holes for the eyes and mouth.
Step 4: Put your snail’s shell on his body
Now pop the painted shell onto your modelling clay.
Break off the ends of a cocktail stick and poke them into the top of the head to make the antennae.
Why not make a whole snail family of painted seashells?