Appliqués from cockleshells with their own hands

If you are lucky enough to become the owner of the finest gifts of nature - shells, you can think about how to make them a hand-made article.

In this article we will give an example of a children's application made of shells.

 Applications from seashells do-it-yourself

Applications from seashells do-it-yourself

For the manufacture of applications from seashells we need:

  • Shells
  • Glue
  • Canvas
  • Paints
 Materials for crafts

Materials for crafts

Since the shells are sufficient but heavy material, then on a regular sheet of paper they may not hold well. The surface for the application must be sufficiently dense and rigid. We took the canvas on the frame for application. Crafts on canvas looks very elegant, she has the appearance of a real picture. If you don’t have the canvas, you can use a sheet of cardboard for the base.

How to make a shell application?

Paint the canvas with blue paint. It will be the seabed.You can paint the canvas with a sponge. You can paint the canvas with an ordinary thick brush. Do not paint the surface in a uniform color. Different shades of blue and blue color will give the future sea even greater charm.

 Fill the canvas

Paint the canvas

The paint should dry.

Now it's time to stick the seashells. We start to stick the largest shells. This is a fish calf.

We attach small seashells to large shells. These are fish tails.

 We paste bodies and tails

We paste bodies and tails

We decorate the handicraft with factory eyes. If you do not have a peephole, you can fashion them out of plasticine or cut them out of paper.

 Glue the eyes

Glue the eyes

Glue the fins from the fish small shells.

Now it's time to decorate the application with a drawing. Drawing fish red mouth. We decorate our seabed with green algae.

 Drawing the mouth and algae

We draw the mouth and algae

The shell application is done with your own hands!

 Seabed from the shells Seabed from seashells
 Shell design

Shell design

This bright application will perfectly decorate the children's room and will be reminded of the time spent at sea. Seashells give a big scope to creative imagination. Older kids and adults can create not just a small appliqué, but collect a whole picture of these beautiful sea gifts.

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