Painting on Seashells

Painting on seashells


This activity is based on an idea found in an issue of FamilyFun Magazine. Seashells make wonderful palm-size canvases for seascape paintings so start painting on seashells today!

What You Need:

  • Seashells (large chalky, white shells)
  • Jar or water.
  • Acrylic paints and small brushes.

What You Do:

  1. Rinse the shells clean and let dry.
  2. Paint tiny pictures on the inside of the shell. Fish, water, sunsets, palm trees … anything you want.
  3. You could create a number of shell paintings and display them around the edge of a frame, or you could glue them to a terracotta pot. The possibilities are endless.
  4. If you live near the water, you could make a field trip out of this activity and take the opportunity to discuss the sea and the animals who live there.

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