Paper Plate Seashell Craft for Preschoolers

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Make a Paper Plate Seashell craft – Kid Craft activity is super simple, fun for all ages, and makes a great fine motor ocean study activity

We are really fortunate to have our inlaws stay in a beach town. Waking up hearing the seagulls cackle and the gentle roll of the waves is my idea of the perfect holiday.

Have you ever found a beautiful seashell on the shore and took it home? Well, with this special Paper Plate Seashell craft, you can now keep a little bit of that summer vibe when you return from your vacation.

Lil P loves building sandcastles and collecting shells along the beach. It’s like carrying a piece of paradise back with us. Our attempt today was to recreate some of that magic. Add a smattering of beach fun to a regular paper plate with this simple and adorable

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To make the Paper Plate Seashell craft, you’ll need

  • A Paper plate
  • Scissors,
  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Single hole punch
  • and some yarn

To make the Paper Plate Seashell craft

Paper Plate seashell craft step by step tags - paper plate, toddler crafts. ocean study, clams,

  • Line your work area with some old newspapers
  • Cut the paper plate in a sea shell shape. You can optionally draw an outline and ask your child to cut along the outline.
  • Using a sponge brush, dab different colors over the paper plate cut outs. Let the kids have fun .
  • Once Dry, use a hole punch to punch four or fives holes closer to each other at the bottom and an equal number of holes at the top of the paper plate little farther from each other.
  • Using some yarn ask your child to start at the first hole, lace it to the other end, then move to the 2nd hole on topand then bottom again. once all 5 holes are laced, tie the ends together and cut to size.
  • Sprinkle some gold glitter on the top and voila! Your Paper Plate Seashell craft is ready.

Paper Plate seashell craft for toddlers - step by step tags - paper plate, toddler crafts. ocean study, clams,

The obvious thing to do with these shells is to play with them. But they make great accessories for a beach party decor. String them up into buntings. The cutting, dabbing & lacing help with fine motor skill development for toddlers, kindergartners & preschoolers.

The theme for our Monthly Blogging challenge from the Kids Craft Stars was Ocean Crafts this month! Be sure to check out all the other fabulous posts in this series.

A Little Pinch Of Perfect – Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher
Artsy Momma – Seashell Mermaid Purse
Crafty Morning – Bouncy Ball Stamped Pufferfish
I Heart Art & Crafts –  Sun catcher JellyFish
Fun Handprint Art – Rainbow Fish Handprint Art
Glued To My Crafts – Paper Plate Crab
I Heart Crafty Things – Puffy Paint Octopus
In The Playroom – Cupcake Liner Fish in a Watercolour Sea
Pink Stripey Socks – Easy Kirigami Fish Craft
Artsy Craftsy Mom – Paper Plate Seashell Craft
Hello, Wonderful – Clay Crab Necklace

You can also keep up with our latest crafts by following our Pinterest Board or following our hashtag#kidscraftstars on Instagram.

If you are looking for even MORE easy summer themed , ocean themed or paper plate kid craft ideas, be sure to check out these posts.

25 Summer Beach Party Ideas

15 Amazing Paper Plate Animal Crafts

25 Easy Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for kids

Paper Plate Princess Craft

Paper Plate Parrot Craft

Paper plate octopus

One Fish Two Fish Dr Seuss Craft – Origami Fish

Free Summer Printable Pack for Preschool and Kindergarten

How to make Icecream Bookmarks perfect for summer

And “if” you decide to make today’s craft, please share a picture on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram with #ArtsyCraftsyMom for us to see. We love seeing our inspiration come to life!



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  1. Wow!! Such a great idea to use paper plates to make seashells. My daughter loves this idea. Definitely going to try this for her craft class. 🙂