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March 22, 2023

Land and Sea Craft

Summer’s over and the kids are back in school. But, don’t let those memories slip by. You know all those shells you collected at the beach, make a craft with them aside from just putting them in a jar!

What You Need
1 cup flour
1 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Cookie sheet pan

What You Do

  1. Mix the flour, salt and water to make your salt dough.
  2. Roll it out to about 1/4″ thick.
  3. Use leaf shape cookie cutters of varying sizes to cut out some leaves.
  4. Set them on the pan (ungreased). Press a shell into one, two or all of the leaves. Don’t forget to poke a hole in them so that you can string ribbon through them, too!
  5. Bake them in the over at 250 degrees until they are hard. (DON’T BURN THEM!) This will make them durable and hold the shells in place.
  6. Allow to cool before painting them.
  7. Once painted and dry, string a piece of ribbon through each of them.

Now you’re craft has become a pretty collection of something from the sea and something from the land to hang as a cluster or by themselves. It’s a nice way to display the shells, too.


About the Author

Kiera Ashford

Kiera Ashford is the Managing Editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine, and a mother of two.