12.7.11

Shell Craft - Altered Photo Frame and Shell Bird

Shell Craft 
Shells are such fun to use in crafting with kids. With young ones there are various things you can let them do- sort and arrange and even prompt them to make all sorts of creatures. 
Shell Craft
Recently her grandpa sent her a big box of shells and my daughter has been having fun with them.This altered photo frame is entirely my little ones design and she had a lot of fun doing this!
Shell craft
  • Wash the shells
Shells from the beach are often grimy.When I asked my daughter to wash the shells she was so thrilled. I think all kids enjoy a splash !
Shell craft Fun
  • Dry the Shells
Its amazing how kids find pleasures even in simple things!Here is my little one drying the shells in our balcony
Shell craft
  • Plan the design
This is the photo frame I let her beautify.
Photo Frame Alteration
My daughter experimented with her design with the thoroughness of an architect !
Arranging  the Shells
  • Make your Shell Craft frame
    Shell Craft Frame
    How about creating something from these shells-- perhaps a Shell Craft bird!
Shell Craft 
You can use the adhesive of your choice . We used Mseal.
Shell Craft
Position your shells to make a bird's feathers, body and head.

Shell Craft
Now add a flat based shell for the feet!

Shell Craft
You can add beads or paint the eyes but I feel shells are beautiful on their own.
Shell Craft
You can use these Shell craft birds as home decor, car hanging , as an adornment in your garden-- lots of ideas!
Have fun crafting.Do leave me your comments.
Here is the link to our Shell Craft Koalas Altered Project.

68 comments:

  1. Sonia, so adorable...love sea shells. Awesome! I have an award for you on my blog. ~Shen

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  2. Oh my goodness, Dr. Sonia..this is so clever and so pretty. Your daughter is such a wonderful helper and must be learning so much about crafting and so many other things as you go. I'm sure she was thrilled that you asked her to wash those shells. All the little things like that count.

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  3. You have quite the talented little helper there. Such a great idea. Beach pictures would look sooo great in this frame!! Great idea!!! TFS.

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  4. What a great idea! Looks like you have a talented little helper! Love the frame. Beach pictures will look awesome in this frame!! TFS

    Laurie

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  5. Dr. Sonia S V
    How sweet!!
    Great shell bird as well.
    Myrna

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  6. Thank You so much Laurie
    Thank You Myrna

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  7. luv this cute creation.with all ur inspiration,i tried my hand in card .chk them in http://varnam-addcolortolife.blogspot.com/

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  8. hi
    this is so cute
    thank for giving us new ideas :)
    you are creative
    hugs
    Alyna

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  9. wonderful idea of art but ur cute daughters will go better than u in future:)

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  10. Wow!! What fantastic photos! My Mum made a shell framed mirror with my neices...yours looks absolutely perfect! Your little girl has such a lovely calm aura about her. And she is very creative!
    Alicia xx

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  11. Great project.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  12. Those are really great projects, that shell bird is adorable.

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  13. Your daughter has quite the eye. The shell placement is so balanced and will make a beautiful frame for a picture. Like that little pot sitter you made out of the shells too!

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  14. Dr. Sonia, thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such lovely comments. It is a pleasure to see all of your crafts as well. Your blog is so warm and friendly. I love this shell frame your daughter made. It is fun watching children have fun and enjoying the simplest things in life, isn't it? It looks like your daughter had fun - that's the best part.

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  15. Dr. Sonia,

    That craft looks like a lot of fun and the creations turned out fantastic.

    Thank you for the award!! I plan to post it later this week.

    Nancy

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  16. wonderfull like the bird most.

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  17. hey sonia thanx for your comment there was some problem i have solved it. thanx again

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  18. Thank You so much dear friends for taking the time to appreciate this simple craft of ours

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  19. Dr Sonia, you are so creative, so many wonderful ideas....I love visiting. Who would have thought you could turn shells in to a bird. Your daughter must have so much fun with you!

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  20. thnx sonia for ur loving comments and suggestions.will try to follow ur advice.i don't know abt participating in challanges.if any ,let me know.surely will participate.ur comments given me more courage to try more cards,will try and post in future.
    http://varnam-addcolortolife.blogspot.com/

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  21. what a nice idea of using the shells love how u have created a bird with those shells and it looks like your daughter is already an amazing crafter just like her mom.

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  22. its interesting..you are very smart :)

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  23. lovely...................

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  24. wow doc !!what an amazing crafter your princess is turning out to be !!

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  25. wow doc !!what an amazing crafter your princess is turning out to be !!

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  26. Sonia, this is a very creative idea, thanks so much for sharing! I have something for you over on my blog, please come pick it up! :)

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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  27. Nice ideea, Sonia! I see your daughter is very hardworking and passionate about crafting.

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  28. This is super interesting... Love the work Prisha has done....!!

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  29. i love shell bird...

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  30. wow! you my friend are just born talented! A doctor and a artist! How cool is that!? LOVE the things you create and how you involve your daughter too.

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  31. How fun is this! I love the frame and bird- and your daughter is just the best little helper! :)Amy

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  32. wow so............ creative

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  33. Thank You so much friends for encouraging us with your comments

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  34. I bet your daughter was very proud of her project. Be sure to tell her that a lady in Columbus Ohio love it!
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the nice comments on my blog
    hugs
    Deanne
    http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/

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  35. Wow!! hats off to you and your daughter. Lovely lovely work on your blog....

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  36. Thank You Deanne I will surely tell her!
    Thank You Smita

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  37. Great project...the frame looks beautiful :)

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  38. Wonderful project- and a fun fun idea to keep the kids busy and encourage their creativity!

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  39. I HAD to stop by to see your newest shell craft. I was speechless when I saw the Koalas....and now, speechless again!
    Please stop by my Blog to get your Awards!!!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  40. Sonia, your shell crafts are beautiful! I always love seeing kids craft with their parents. Thanks so much for stopping by during The Twinery + DiscountCardstock.com Blog Hop!

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  41. I love these ideas! Thanks for sharing Sonia! :)
    Amy

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  42. Your daughter's frame is so pretty.
    Love your shell bird :)

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  43. Great project and especially with a great little helper:) TFS
    Hugs

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  44. Hi!
    From Sonia to Sonia!~ ;-)
    My friend i love the differnt creations that you present here.
    I love the beach themes and of course i love shell... when I go to the beach i always collect shell. I live near beach (about 10 minutes driving a car and 5 minutes to the airport)
    Thanks for this beautiful creation so inspirational.
    Hugs, Sonia *Sony*
    Greetings from Puerto Rico

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  45. You are tempting me to try shell art doctor. Congrats to the little helper.

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  46. Thank You Gopi.
    Thank You Shelly yes shell craft is great for kids
    Thank You Jessica for the awards
    Thank You Sonia so glad you stopped by
    Thank You Norma so thankful for your support
    Thank You Emily for stopping by

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  47. Thank You Amy
    Thank You Tracy
    Thank You Suganthi -- do try it!!

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  48. What a beautiful frame your daughter made. And the little shell bird is adorable!

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  49. kisses to ur daughter sonia...she is talented like u...awesome creation and very good idea...waiting to see more of ur daughter's creations too...

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  50. Thank You Kelly for dropping by so often and appreciating our work
    Thank You Nisha

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  51. Its amazing to see how u come with something unique everytime... !! I was thinking abt the shell bird, even if I'll try it would never look like a bird .. lol.. !! N u have one talented daughter :)

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  52. Thank You Shubhra you've put a big smile on my face!

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  53. What a wonderful mother and daughter team you make, don't you. She is just so cute...

    And that bird is a clever idea indeed.

    Amazing amount of patience there... inspite of being a full-time career woman!

    xxx Monica

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  54. Sonia
    This is fabulous. Your daughter is a great planner. I love shells also and you just gave me a brilliant idea.
    Hugs
    Brenda
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

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  55. last pic is beautiful, I love the idea of shell bird. very creative.

    Nayana@ CherishDreamLive

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  56. What an absolutely wonderful shell frame and bird you and your daughter made. She is a lucky little girl to have a mom that is so talented and can pass that knowledge on to her. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  57. Hi,
    Whata great idea out of simple thing.love ur bird.What a creative daughter u have!! Give my love to her.

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  58. Oh my gosh, these are so awesome! Your daughter is very talented!! And I love the little shell bird! What great projects!! I love them...as I do everything you make :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  59. Sonia,

    these shell creations are just fantastic. Your daughter has done an amazing job with the frame, she definitely takes after her mum :) :)

    I had a box of shells before that have gone walk about, have to try and find them.

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  60. Awesome frame and love the little plant critter Dr Sonia! So wonderful that you and your daughter create together :)

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  61. We were here earlier but were having comment issues! My little assistants are now very excited to go to the beach and find some shells :) Your talented little assistant did an amazing job on her frame and the shell creature is so cute! I love her meticulous job at studying her layout! My Oldest E is very precise like that too! Thanks for sharing these fun crafts!

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  62. Your daughter is so cute, she makes a great assistant! This is such a fun craft for kids!

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  63. Wow... Your daughter is soo talented... That is a perfect looking shell frame...Beautiful.. And I love the cute shell bird too...!!

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  64. This is amazing! I love how you always make time to craft with your daughter! She is very talented! Hugs!

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  65. so in love with your crafts!

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