What to do With All of These Seashells?

2 Jul

Hi everyone!  I hope you have all had a fabulous rainy day….yeah.  Here in the South we are getting quite tired of the constant monsoon.  We have gardening to do!

Luckily, I prepared yesterday morning for the rainy week ahead.  The kids and I (and Noah, whose name is quite fitting at this time) packed up and headed to Hobby Lobby to replenish our craft supplies.

We have TONS, and I mean TONS of seashells from our recent vacation.  Everyone likes looking for pretty shells on the beach, especially my mom, who may be a little OCD about her shell collection.  Not only did she tirelessly search for shells, she washed, separated, and bagged the shells according to shape and texture and color. Thanks, Mama!

So we spent the day making things with our shells.  We had a lot of fun and it was a great way to spend this incredibly rainy day.  Here’s what we came up with:

First, we went out yesterday during a break in the rain and buried all of our shark’s teeth.  We are going to have friends over to dig for them as soon as we can walk through the yard again!

We went to the sandbox during a break in the rain yesterday and buried our sharks teeth.  We're going to have friends over to dig for them!

We’ll have so much fun digging for these again!

This morning, Charlie and I redecorated Goldie’s bowl.  We added some smooth black stones and several oyster shells.

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Goldie loves his new bowl decor!  He has been swimming around happily all day.

Goldie loves his new bowl decor! He has been swimming around happily all day.

When Maddie woke up and we had finished with our morning routine, we made seashell sculptures.

We used Crayola Air-Dry Clay.

We used Crayola Air-Dry Clay.

Maddie is serious about her sculpting.

Maddie is serious about her sculpting.

Charlie's finished project-I think we'll put them in our English garden in a few days when they are dry.

Charlie’s finished project-I think we’ll put them in our English garden in a few days when they are dry.

Then we painted some shells.

Charlie making his Spiderman shell!

Charlie making his Spiderman shell!

And some wiggly-eyes for added effect.

And some wiggly-eyes for added effect.

I also made some magnets with some purple-grayish shells.  They match our kitchen well!

Just use a hot glue gun to secure the magnet to the back of the shell.  Easy!

Just use a hot glue gun to secure the magnet to the back of the shell. Easy!

They look good on the fridge.  I think I will make some with the shells the kids painted, too.  That would make a great gift!

They look good on the fridge. I think I will make some with the shells the kids painted, too. That would make a great gift!

I do have one more shell project I am working on, but it may take a few days.  I’ll let you all know when it is finished.  Then I guess we will dump the rest of the shells in the sandbox.

I am glad we had the shells today.  We had a lot of fun making stuff with them and it helped to make our day indoors pretty fun. Plus, we got a visit from Jill and Addison, so that made our day even better!

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3 Responses to “What to do With All of These Seashells?”

  1. Jen July 3, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    thats so fun! i love it! 🙂

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