Stimulate Your Childrens Imagination With These Simple Sea Shell Puppets

My girls always come home from the beach with their pockets stuffed full of beach treasure that always includes shells. There’s something wonderfully tactile and calming about them.

They invite you to pick them up. Touch them. Play with them.

These sea shell puppets are a gorgeous interactive way to use to use your shells collected from adventures on the beach. They use the natural beauty of the shells and kids just adore playing with the, … well mine do anyway.

Shell craft

These simple shell puppets have been the focus of so many stories.

This cute sea shell puppet is a great shell craft that uses a lot of foraged material (collected shells and old lolly sticks)

How to Make Sea Shell Puppets

Materials – Lolly sticks, googly eyes, shells and tacky pva (white) glue.

Get your children to lay the shells out different shell combinations on your lolly (craft) stick choosing what they want as a head and body. It’s great fun looking at all the different combinations you can have!

Use shells collected on the beach and old lolly sticks to make these sweet sea shell puppets

Use a liberal amount of glue to glue the shells on.

Add some googly eyes and wait to fully dry. A glue gun is quicker if you cannot wait but it’s more difficult not to let the glue show.

creative sea shell puppet shell craft

Sea Shell Handbag

Materials – Sea shells, string and tacky pva (white) glue



These shell ideas were part of a shell craft hangout I did with some other great craft bloggers. Watch the video below and use the links to find out their fab shell craft suggestions.

Red Ted Art – Made crab and Turtle Shell Fridge Magnets.

Kids Chaos – Talks about using shells to make a picture.

Imagination Tree – Uses Salt dough to make shell imprints in.

Cristals TinyTreasures – Made the most gorgeous shell necklace.

Domestic Goddesque – Used shells to print on paper.

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13 Responses to Stimulate Your Childrens Imagination With These Simple Sea Shell Puppets

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  2. pisforpreschooler says:

    These are so cute! The puppets, with accompanying sea shell purse, is just awesome!

  3. Oh, these are adorable!! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!!

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  5. These are so cute! Love the handbag and tea cups!

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  7. OMG – the handbag is just adorable! Such a sweet and original idea x

  8. Jenny says:

    These are so sweet. We have a bucketful of shells from our last trip to the beach and I really need to do something with them. #pintorials

  9. Michelle says:

    Oh my I just love these cute little shell people puppets!!! Just adorable!! 🙂 Michelle

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