Mermaid Shell Frame

This sparkly shell frame is the perfect summer craft for anyone who loves mermaids, and makes a lovely gift too.

Skill Level

Intermediate. Adult supervision needed.

Time to Make

1 hour

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take off the back of the wooden frame and put it to one side. Then glue a range of different types of shells onto the frame using the glue gun.
  2. Mix up a shade of purple paint, then paint a few shells around the frame with this paint. Repeat with other shades of blue, green and purple paints.
  3. Paint the remaining parts of the wooden frame that are on show with blue paint. Leave to dry.
  4. Use a paintbrush to apply a thin layer of glue onto all of the purple coloured shells. Then sprinkle some purple glitter onto them.
  5. Repeat step four with the other coloured shells.
  6. Stick some self-adhesive pearls around the frame where there are any gaps.

Top Tip

Using a range of different types of shells will make this frame really pretty.

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