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Sea Life
Seaside Shells
Designed by Candie Cooper

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When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project.

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time Needed for Project:
1 hour plus drying time

Main Materials:
Activa® Celluclay™ in White
Plaid® Folk Art Acrylic Paint in desired colors
FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ 1.5" egg
Elmer's® Craft Bond tacky glue
Elmer's® Painters Markers
Activa® white sand
Shadow box
Loose sea shell mix

CraftBond Tacky Glue 8oz.

5 pack Painters Markers - Craft

Basic Materials:
Plastic knife
Rubber gloves
Paint brush


  1. Slice the foam egg into 3 pieces the long way.
  2. Mix the Celluclay™ according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Pat clay over foam egg slices and leave to dry.
  4. Paint shells in desired colors.
  5. Optionally, you can add a coat of glitter with pen.
  6. Paint the shadow box in a seaside theme-sandy bottom and blue ocean top.
  7. Glue shell to the back panel.  Fill the bottom of the box with sand and shells.  Replace back panel piece.


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