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Kid-Created Glitter Shells

Kid-Created Glitter Shells

At Moomah the Magazine we spend a lot of time coming up with new kids’ art projects but our best ideas always come when we just sit back and watch our *Little Artists create on their own. If they’re giggling and engaged it’s definitely a great project and if they come up with it on their own then there’s nothing better. 

Little Artist: Maggie Rose
Age: 6 yrs.
About the Artist: Maggie loves art, music and her dog Barkly. She is constantly coming up with new art projects that we find enchantingly creative and fun*.

Our young artist Maggie Rose came up with this wonderful way to use the shells she found over the summer. After a long summer of shell collecting, we were left with TONS of shells! They're too pretty to throw away, and seeing them just reminds us of summer. But what to do with them besides putting them in a bag and shoving them somewhere we will forget about in a day? Leave it to Maggie. She came up with a lovely way to preserve our precious collection. Glitter Shells! We took it one step further and turned them into magnets. 


Here's what need to create your own Glitter Shells:

Shells- all shapes and sizes
Mod Podge
Glitter (WARNING: you will find this in your hair for days after this project)
White Model Magic
OPTIONAL: Charms and beads to stick into your mould.
OPTIONAL: Plain Magnets to stick on the back of the shell. Use a glue gun. To be completed by an adult.

*We would love to feature and shower praise upon other young artist who invent their own art projects. If you know of a Little Artist with a great idea for an art project we happily accept submissions email us with brief description, along with a photo of a finished project.

COLLECT your shells! Make sure they are washed, dried and no sand remains. 

APPLY a thin coat of Mod Podge on the inside of your shell.

PRESS Model Magic into shell bed, then apply another thin layer of Mod Podge onto the Model Magic, so that the glitter sticks.

SPRINKLE shells with glitter. Don't be afraid to use more than one color!

TAP off access glitter. Be sure to put your left over glitter into a container. You can save this glitter to use on another shell.

PUSH jewels, beads, or charms into your shell bed.

GLUE a magnet to the back of the shell. We think the best way to do this is with a glue gun, but you could try a glue with a strong bond like Crazy Glue or Wood Glue as well. To make an ornament, just use the glue gun with some strong twine or framing wire, loop, and glue gun to the back of the shell.

Posted in: Crafts: Make It!   

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Linda said…

I love this! Not just the project itself, but reading about ‘the artist’ as well. The profile ‘pic’ is just too cute smile It is so obvious the joy of the process is what counts and not a perfect outcome (although I love how the shells turned out-don’t get me wrong Maggie!). I can’t wait to see more of her work here.

Janet said…

Love the craft ideas !

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