Making a shell daisy nature craft is a fun way to turn shells from a family trip into a gorgeous keepsake gift.
Nature crafts like this are the perfect way to use all of the shells you find on your adventures and travels. We had some shell leis from a trip to Hawaii that we used to make this beautiful shell daisy.
While my daughter was making this as a gift for one of her grandma’s for Mother’s Day, I was making these DIY Shell Flowers for my husband for our fourth wedding anniversary.
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Shell Daisy Nature Craft
This Shell daisy nature craft is a fun fine motor activity for kids. Fine motor activities strengthen the hand for writing and more detailed hand work.
Once finished this shell daisy makes a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, Christmas, and birthday’s!
Shell Daisy Nature Craft Materials
If you don’t already have a stash of shells you will have to dig into your supplies and/or go on a nature hunt. I don’t recommend buying twigs, stones, and shells unless you can’t find them. I have included affiliate links to supplies for your convenience. Thank you for choosing to support this blog!
- Shells (I cold not find them in white on Amazon so I used shells from shell leis.)
- Small stones
- Wood plaque
- Sanding sponge
- Turquios-Blue Liquid Watercolor (or any of these liquid watercolors)
- 1 inch flat wash watercolor brush
- Sanding sponge
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Craft glue
- Leaf green and bright yellow acrylic paint. (optional – to see how these look left natural see DIY Shell Flowers)
Shell Daisy Nature Craft Directions
1. Lightly sand wood plaque.
3. Apply a Mod Podge with a foam brush to seal and protect. Allow to dry.
5. Glue twig and stone to the wood plaque.
6. Draw a daisy around the stone using craft glue. (Don’t use a glue gun for this. The glue will dry too quickly.)
7. Arrange shells in craft glue to create daisy petals.
8. (Optional) Apply a coat of Mod Podge on top of your shell daisy nature craft to seal and protect.
Making a shell daisy nature craft is an excellent fine motor activity for both kids and adults. You can use shells collected on your daily adventures and vacations to make a special keepsake to treasure.
Once finished they make beautiful home decor and are a great gift idea for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, anniversary’s, birthday’s, or any other special occasion!
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