Posted by E.G.D. on February 1, 2015
Art by Liam and Oona, photo by E.G.D.
To quote my niece, Oona, from a previous post about Sylvan Beach, “What we are going to do is making crafts out of the shells, like necklaces, and like paper and shells art, and coloring the shells on the paper with the shells.” She elaborated on this brilliant idea a few days later. She insisted that we make paper plate shell Frisbees, and she brilliantly decided that these shell-plate-Frisbees should be given to her daddy for his birthday.
What I especially appreciate about this delightfully original craft idea is that Liam and Oona had totally different approaches to the project. As you can see in the photo above, Oona made a sort of collage with craft paper and shells, and Liam made a cute-patoot smiley-face. They were both, not unnaturally, very proud of their work, and they agreed to let me share these with the viewing public here at Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches. Fun, right? Incidentally, their dad thought these projects were pretty cool, too, which was a very large part of the point!
The kids with their projects (photo by E.G.D.)
Aaaaaaaaaaaand because Oona was the founder of this brilliant idea, she asked that she have a picture with her plate Frisbee and without her brother:
The mastermind behind this craft (photo by E.G.D.)
Tada! We hope you enjoy the fruits of our shell-hunting labor. See you at the beach- E.G.D.
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Posted by Jody on December 4, 2013
An oldie but a goodie!
Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches
Crafting with seashells is great fun any time of the year, but during the hectic holidays, setting aside time for making seashell Christmas ornaments with the kids is even better!
Seashell crafting has unlimited possibilities. When you take out seashells from your last vacation, you bring back those special family memories of times together at the seashore. By crafting seashell Christmas ornaments, you’ll be making fun new memories to go along with the old, and they are sure to last a lifetime, too!
You’ll need those very special seashells, glue (A glue gun works well but requires close adult supervision), old buttons (possibly themed buttons), ribbons, bows, scrap fabric and “this and that” from your crafty drawer. We picked up some little straw doll hats and googly eyes especially for this seashell crafting party. All of these things are available at your local craft store, super center, or fabric store. They…
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Posted by Jody on September 6, 2013
Seashell Framed Mirror
How cool is this? Our coastal friend Southern Sea Muse photographed this intriguing seashell framed mirror in an urgent care clinic in Daphne, Alabama. She was very kindly thinking of our fellow beach lover Eunice (aka: nutsfortreasure) at Living and Lovin who had commented on our recent “Got Driftwood?” post (featuring a driftwood framed mirror). ~Eunice, did you find that glue gun yet?~
Many, many thanks to Southern Sea Muse for sharing with us!
Ladies and gentlemen, start your glue guns!
It’s your turn to show us your beach-crafty side!
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