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Make A Recycle Shell Project
Recycling Shells Is A Natural!

At home or at school this craft is cool!

Make your very own Shell Crafts. It's Fun to find shells!

How to Make this Shell Mobile

shell mobile

Tools needed for these shell projects (above)

  • Shells
  • Top piece-Driftwood etc.
  • String
  • Glue or Glue Gun
  • Your imagination


  • Clean your shells
  • Layout your mobile..make a pattern that balances
  • Start with top piece (Driftwood, piece of wood or Razor shell)
  • String the shells on the string (see below)
  • If you use multiple strands of string balance it carefully
  • When it is complete add a hanging string to the center of the top piece
  • Let the mobile dry
  • Hang it
  • Done--Go find some more shells and make another shell craft!


  • Make a mobile with many levels (more complicated) or just one single string (see photo below)
  • Mix small pieces of driftwood and shells for a different look
  • Use one kind of shell or many kinds
  • Use Non Toxic Glue (recipe)
  • As a recycle project we suggest you as many recycled materials as possible

How to string it: (4 ways)

  1. Drill holes and tie string or loop to it
  2. Tie string around the shells
  3. Glue / Super Glue
  4. Hot or Cold Glue Gun



  • Make a frame
  • Make an angel
  • Make an animal!
  • Make a box
  • Make a random art design
  • Make a sculpture attach many shells
  • Make shell jewelry
  • Make a shell shadowbox
  • Make Shell Art-Paint a shell
  • Make a shell paperweight
  • Make a shell relief-fill shells with plaster
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Teach Kids to Love and Care for Earth Recycle Craft!

At Planetpals we believe if you teach kids to appreciate beautiful things on Earth, they will learn to love and care for it! It's that simple.

Recycle Everyday Objects

Great craft for a school lesson plan, girl scouts, boy scouts or home project,


Sample Ideas-Make shell crafts from many thing you have around your home-a candy box, leftover string or ribbon, an old frame, plaster.

Try One of These Shell Ideas, Too!

  • Be a Planetpal, save some boxes or frames from gifts and recycle by adding shells
sand castle make a fossil plaster of paris
Long Lasting Sandcastle Embossed handmade paper
paper shell shell jewelry
filled with handmade paper handmade shell jewelry
ainted shell papereweight shell
Painted Shell Art Shell Paperweight
shell frame
shell paperweight
Shell Frame Shell Sculpture
shell box
Shell box Shell Shadowbox

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Shoe box Diorama World
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This is a favorite Earth day Idea! Convert a shoe box to a favorite place. Teach kids to love the world. Add found shells!

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Looking for more interactive things to make here at Earthzone?

Every issue of our magazine has a special craft of the month! Free Activities in your email from the kidsclub! Try the Planetpals coloring page, recycle kit, card game, or check out our freebeez page.

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