Materials Required for Shell Craft
- Shells -assorted all sizes and shapes are useful
- White glue
- Base- Cardboard,wood,plastic- literally anything which can take the weight of your shells.Here is the box which we used for the shell craft
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- Paint-optional. I love the natural beauty of the shells and used only a teeny bit on the nose of the Koalas.The pink flowers in the Koala Bears hands is natural shell!
White PVA glue is enough to stick the shells but if you want to really defy gravity as we did for the Koala's ears and you are using white glue you need to hold the pieces in place for quite a few minutes. My daughter is fairly patient but if she is really fond of the work we are doing, she will keep on asking " Is it dry yet?" So we used Mseal for the ears.Mseal is quick and strong and super easy.
The shells are from Kochi which is a seaport in Kerala [A Southern State in India] my homeland .They were sent to my daughter from my father, her grandfather with loads of love!
Shell Craft I have found is great fun to do with kids!