Seashell Animals

 First, let me wish my sweet husband a happy anniversary!! It’s 3 years today!

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Hello friends! I hope you are having a great week. My mom has been in town and we have been cleaning our closets and cabinets so that I can make room for baby girl! I hear babies come with a lot of accessories!

One room I haven’t tackled yet is my craft room. I am so overwhelmed by how to scale down, but what I do know is that I hope my little girl inherits my love of crafting! 

At the beach over the 4th of July I was able to craft with several of my cousin’s children. Martha was sweet enough to send me the above book that is STUFFED with awesome crafts for kids. When I was flipping through I stumbled upon these seashell animals and knew it would make the perfect beach craft!

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Now, can I give a little disclaimer before I go into our results. The images in this book are beautiful, but friends….there is no way they are made by kids, so lets keep it real around here & take the inspiration from Martha, and then let the kids be kids and do their thing! Okay, now that we have that out of the way….

Here is my crafting buddy

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She came up with ideas….everything from frogs on a log to giraffes. I was the official “hot glue dabber!” We also created a few animals with inspiration from Martha. Here is our poodle! Do you see the Sharpie face, Martha suggested small shells, but 7 year olds want eye lashes and whiskers!

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And the koala….soooo CUTE!

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We had a lot of fun and using Martha’s book the crafts will never end!! 


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  1. My sister and I made ornaments out of two canning jar lids and glued on recycled Christmas card pictures on either side. Used bias tape for a loop to hang on tree (glued between the lids) and then glued rickrack around the edge. They were surprisingly cute and I still have them.
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  2. I painted pet rocks as a child and with my Mom we made felt covered juice cans/pencil cans. Happy Anniversary, BTW.

  3. my dad and i used to paints rocks and add shells for ears….

  4. I pinned it!
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  5. I remember making clothespin reindeer at Christmastime with my Grandma-she was very crafty! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  6. My mom taught me to sew when I was little and I still love to do it all these years later!
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  7. barbara n says:

    I remember a lot of boondoggle projects as a child

  8. What fun! Children’s art should look like it was dine by a child. Would love to have Martha’s book. Thanks for the chance.

  9. I remember making shrinky dinks. I loved those things!
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  10. We made seashell animals at the beach as kids. I actually still have a few of them in a box somewhere!

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