Summers are meant for sunshine and beaches. And beaches mean seashells by the seashore! What we love about seashell crafts is that they are great ideas to keep your beach memories at home!
These summery seashell crafts for your kiddos are the perfect way to remember all those fun-in-the-sun days for years to come.
From painting to collages to cute summer critters, these crafts will keep the fun going long after the sun goes down. Enjoy!
Lovely Summer Seashell Crafts for Kids of All Ages
1. Tropical Fish Craft Idea
These beautiful tropical fish shell crafts from Crafts by Amanda will bring color into the darkest days with this fun, bright craft! Your kids will love making these cuties!
2. Lovely Seashell Wreath
Painted shells make this kid-made wreath all the more amazing! Your little one will enjoy crafting this easy project from Hello, Wonderful!
3. Cute Seashell Snails
These seashell snail crafts from Meet the Dubiens will slip and slide their way into your child’s happy heart.
4. Easy and Crafty Shell Puppets
These fabulous shell puppet crafts by Zing Zing Tree are fun and easy for your kids to make and great to play with all summer long!
5. Sea Shell People
Let’s Do Something Crafty gave these fancy shell folk crafts which are ready to party, play, and be styled in whatever way your child wishes!
6. Shell Collage Memory Box
Even your tiniest tot can help make this fun and memorable shell collage picture project from Two-Daloo!
7. Colorful Painted Shells
Preschoolers will love to paint these shells! This craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning gives the shells bright colors and interesting textures that will make this a fun sensory project too!
8. Peacock Shell Craft
This beautiful play dough peacock project from Crafty Morning is easy to make and will brighten your child’s day!
9. Salt Dough and Shell Hearts
Salt dough hearts are even more beautiful with lovely shells placed into them. This adorable craft from Hoppin’ Up lets your little one imprint shell fun memories!
10. Seashell School of Fishes
Simple shells make cute fish with this easy craft from Crafts by Amanda! Blub, blub!
11. Shell Collages Cool Enough to Frame
Your little ones can create collage pictures that are fun, memorable, and whimsical with this great shell tutorial from Alpha Mom!
12. Colorful Doodle Shells
This simple but fun project by Creative in Chicago lets your kids decorate shells with sharpies and make art that’ll last!
13. Ocean Discovery Bottle
This beautiful sea discovery bottle idea from Education is a fun way for your little ones to remember that trip to the shore!
14. Water Color Shells
Paint your kiddo’s seashells with watercolors and give those shells beautiful texture and depth in this colorful idea from Fun-a-Day!
15. Melted Crayon Shell Art
Your kiddos can have a blast melting crayons onto their shells and watching the colors run in this fun idea from Fun at Home with Kids!
16. Lovely Ladybug Shells
Let your preschooler create fun little shell ladybugs that are guaranteed to NOT bug anyone! Enjoy this simple craft by Still Playing School!
17. Creative Shell Creatures
Create fun summery critters (unavailable) with shells you collect on the beach. This great tutorial from Martha Stewart will help you and your kids!
18. Seashell Necklaces
Does your little one love to take the shells with them? These lovely shell necklace ideas from Get Crafty are as beautiful to look at as they are fun to make!
19. Colorful Dyed Sea Shells
Use color theory to dye shells gorgeous pastel colors for whatever projects your kiddos have in mind! Follow this quick tutorial from Rainy Day Mum!
20. Awesome Shell Mural
This fun sea picture project from Glued to My Crafts is a great way to save those shells and create lasting art with your little one!
21. DIY Sea Shell Earrings
Wear the seashells your little girl finds this summer by turning them into sweet earrings! This lovely craft from Moms and Crafters is so fab to make!
22. Gorgeous Crystal Shells
How gorgeous are these crystal-filled shells? Your kiddo will find out how to create them with this tutorial from Little Bins for Little Hands!
23. Beach Memory Jars
Store some of the sand and shells from the beach in a cute bottle! Your kiddo will love to see this cute project from Fireflies and Mud Pies!
24. Sea Shell Frames
Let your kiddo create a picture frame to keep the beach memories alive! This awesome craft tutorial from Canadian Living is easy to follow with your little ones!
25. Shell Learning
Instead of crafting, do this fun learning activity from Pre-K Pages and let your preschooler dig for the alphabet!
More Fun Summer Crafts and Ideas for Kids of All Ages from Play Ideas!
- Add a cooler fun in your summer with this inflatable buffet table where your kids and their friends can eat and enjoy!
- Your kiddos will love throwing a summer party using these super fun summer party ideas!
- Have a fun wet and wild afternoon with these cool water activities perfect on a hot summer day!
- Cool down the summer heat with these yummy and delicious homemade popsicle snacks!
- Crafting doesn’t stop on a summer! These awesome summer crafts will liven up your kid’s hot afternoon!
- How about some really cool ice experiments on a hot summer day? Your kiddos will love them!
- Play outside on a fine summer day with these sidewalk chalk activities with your kids!
Which lovely summery seashell craft is your kiddo’s favorite?