25.5.11

Shell Art and Craft- Altered Project

Shell Crafts
We had a lovely wooden box which my daughter and I painted and did some shell craft.We made a Pair of Koalas sitting on branches!
 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
    Altered Project- Shell Craft
  • 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!
Shell Animals
Think of a design and start gluing! Work from the center outwards.
Shell Animals
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!

32 comments:

  1. Wow.. Is there anything you do not do doc???

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  2. Very beautiful work doc.

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  3. Lovely! We once did some flowers using shells. This is innovative.

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  4. wow its verygood i like the idea.

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  5. Great project!!!

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  6. aww, they are soooooooooo so cute,love your creations.

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  7. Way cute!! Thanks for visiting my blog! Following you now!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  8. These are beautiful !!We need to try these, have plenty of shells ..

    Btw, I have tagged you to this post http://puttiprapancha.blogspot.com/2011/05/self-portrait-for-cause-no-child-is.html

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  9. How adorable! I have my mind on shell craft too doctor as a someday craft.

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  10. STUNNING !!
    I'M STILL WAITING FOR YOUR SNAIL MAIL ADD .

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  11. STUNNING !!
    I'M STILL WAITING FOR YOUR SNAIL MAIL ADD .

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  12. STUNNING !!
    I'M STILL WAITING FOR YOUR SNAIL MAIL ADD .

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  13. Lovely, really lovely!

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  14. very cool idea to decorate an old box

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  15. so beautiful! What a nice idea
    Groetjes Baukje

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  16. Sonia! Thats so creative :) You are fab.

    Keep rocking!

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  17. very cute koala's... EVery piece of wotk u do is different and I just love that!!!

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  18. How creative!!! You have so many wonderful ideas! These two Koala bears look so sweet! I Love them!

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  19. Super cute idea!!!!

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  20. wow.. beautiful one...

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  21. OMG! So sweeeet! I would have never thought you can make shaped from shells! I picked so many last summer in Mumbai with my hubby and sister... I couldn't carry them with me though...I hope he didn't throw them! But Kerala shells are so cool! Now I have to eat my hubby's brains to take me there :). I heard it's gorgeous!

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  22. OMW this is fabulous. I can't believe I am just now seeing it! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Koala bears. My dd just asked the other day what my favorite animal was and that was my answer. Gorgeous. You are truly amazing!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  23. Dr Sonia, I love your work. It is great what you did with the shells!
    Here you can see what I've made http://andreeahandmade.blogspot.com/2011/02/decoratiuni-cu-scoici.html. i hope you like mine too.

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  24. Just noticed this post - i've missed it on time. It's soooo cute! Love these koalas =) Very inspiring =)

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  25. Love the koalas! We will be trying it for sure! My daughter would just love it!

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  26. Anonymous21/9/11

    Those koalas gave me a great idea for a school project in art class. We are doing beach art and I decided to surf the web for some ideas. I know what I will do now! Thanks!

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  27. Simply chweeeeet creations!!!

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    1. Thank You so much Usha ji!

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