Sea Shell Puppets

What better way to use up shells collected for adventures to the beach than by making these gorgeous and very simple Sea Shell Puppets.


Sea Shell Puppets

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

Get your children to lay the shells out on the lolly stick choosing what they want as a head and body.

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

Add some googly eyes and wait to fully dry.

Shell Puppets Down


Shell Puppets Parents

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

Shell Bag

Shell Man Bag


There’s something wonderfully tactile and calming about sea shells. They invite you to pick them up and play with them which is why I like to try to keep them as natural as they can be when using them in crafts with my children.


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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12 Responses to 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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