Shell Painting Butterfly

Transform ordinary shells into charming pastel-coloured butterflies. With a palette of soft hues and a touch of imagination, children can breathe new life into these natural treasures, creating fluttering works of art. This enchanting craft offers a wonderful opportunity for kids to explore their artistic talents while celebrating the beauty of nature.

Shell Painting Butterfly

Skill Level


Time to Make

20 mins + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Firstly, paint your shells using pastel acrylic paint. You can create an ombre effect by blending 2 colours together.
  2. Create dotted patterns using acrylic paint and cotton buds.
  3. Stick the shells onto a mini canvas in the shape of a butterfly. Place a turret shell in the middle for the butterfly’s body.
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Top Tip

Try to find similar size shells for the opposite butterfly wings.

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