Nature Craft Projects for Kids

Seashell Box for Kids

Like an oyster shell holding a pearl, this seashell box for kids makes a wonderful hiding place for a small treasure.

What You'll Need:

  • Hinged seashell
  • Craft glue
  • Ribbon

Shells start out as homes to sea creatures. But once the creature is gone, shells can be homes for all kinds of interesting things. If you have both halves of a hinged seashell (they're called "bivalves"), you can make it into a small box for a prized possession.

Just glue a piece of ribbon or fabric to both inside halves of the shell, where they connect. The ribbon will act as a hinge so you can open and close the box. You can paint or decorate the shell -- or enjoy its natural beauty!

Now you can expand your creative view from a seashell to a whole habitat, and make a nature diorama. Learn how on the next page.

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