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I was blessed to grow up in a tropical island where summer is almost all year around; and going to the beach every weekend was very common. The Beach was my park! I remember as a little girl playing in the sand with my sisters, making sand castles and collecting caracoles (seashells) that we eventually would take home to use for all kinds of crafts.
Something funny is that although my daughter is not growing up near the beach; she LOVES seashells! so when summer comes and we get to go to the beach, she starts collecting all kinds of seashells. A couple of years ago we went to the island of Puerto Rico and she fell in love with the beaches over there. We got to collect so many caracoles (seashells).
Today I want to share an easy kids-friendly craft that you can do with your kids this Summer: Painted Seashells Necklaces. This would be the perfect outdoor activity for you kids!
All you need is:
- Seashells ( You don’t have to go to beach for these, you can find them right at your local craft store)
- Washable paint
- Small Paint brush
- 1 cup of water (to wash brush)
You can buy the seashells already drilled or you can do it yourself (adults only), make a little hole in the seashell using a small rotary tool; I actually used a manicure drill (nail thin filing cone). See picture below.
1-Paint the seashells and let them dry out completely.
2-Loop some string through the seashell hole and tie a knot in the end.
Pretty Seashell necklaces (Lindos collares de caracoles)
Keep in mind that it can get a little messy due to the paint, but that’s ok, because I use all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ so I just keep bringing the freshness of the tropics home with the trusted cleaning power of all®. Its smells so good and fresh! Your pequeños (little ones) clothing will be new again with all®’s trusted stain fighting power to fight not only washable paint, but the toughest kids stains like grass, mud and grape juice.
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Aren’t these the cutest painted seashells ever?
My daughter loves them and so will your child. Let’s get Crafty!
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What arts and craft do you do using caracoles (seashells)?
Adriana Lopez-Martin says
Beautiful DIY loving the idea o making jewelry in my next beach party love it =) #client
Thanks Adriana, Glad you like this tutorial.