I live in VA and I go to the beach all the time, but I just can't seem to come home without a bunch of shells. I already have way too many and I have no idea what to do with them!! I have big shells, little shells, conk shells, oyster shells...you name it! They are beautiful but I just don't know what to do with them. I don't want to do anything tacky or outdated with them like put them on a picture frame but something cool and interesting. Any ideas? I was thinking about maybe making candles with them....any other ideas?Answer Question
Answer by busybee68 at 1:59 PM on May. 13, 2009
Get some sand and plaster of paris. Let the kids (and you too) make hand prints in the sand. Use the shells to decorate the hand prints. Gently place a wooden dowel in the sand and pour in the plaster of paris. You can do feet too... my kids had SO much fun making these. We used blue sand and that made the finished product even prettier. I used a sharpie to date the back of each one. I have them stuck in my house plants.
I'll try to find you some links with pictures. If I can't find something online, I'll upload some pictures later of ours...
Answer by VeronicaLee at 2:08 PM on May. 13, 2009
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Answer by granluv64 at 8:02 PM on May. 13, 2009
if you have access to a dremel(small drill) you can drill holes in them and make jewelry, and sell them to jewelers. You could make some shadowbox art with them... not tacky, more like what you would see in an old science classroom.. where you glue a shell to the back, then hand write the name of the shell and the "scientific" name.. such as
"Oyster - Crassostrea Gigas" .. and then do several other varieties in the same shadow box. its hard to explain what I'm going for here but if you've ever seen the shadow boxes with butterflies pinned in them, I'm thinking along those lines! http://www.flickr.com/photos/willowtreepapercrafts/3157701557/
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