It’s that time of the week again! Crazy Little *Kids* Projects! Crafts FOR kids BY kids. We kicked it off last week with DIY LightSabers that my 7 year old created. And I will be continuing this on the blog every Thursday. To read all about and even submit your own kids craft (with a chance to earn $$), go here.
This week my 9 year old brings you the tutorial that spurred this whole Crazy Little Kids Projects idea. We were walking through Hobby Lobby when he got this idea for a project I could do and I decided to just let him do it.
It’s a Sea Shell Mirror. I’m thinking this could be a fun one if you are going to a beach this summer. Have the kids collect sea shells and then make this mirror when they get home.
Sea Shell Mirror Kid’s Craft Tutorial:
Sea Shells (collect your own or get them at a craft store)
Sand (again, collect your own or get it by the bottle at a craft store)
Mirror (we found this in the home decor area of Hobby Lobby)
Blue Paint (we used Americana Glass Enamel Paint)
Start out by using a paint brush to brush on some decoupage along the edge of your mirror:
Then pour sand onto the decoupaged area. We used a pizza pan to collect the mess:
Do this all the way around. Once it is dry decide how you want to lay out your sea shells. Grab your hot glue gun (this is where we will need parent help since hot glue is HOT!) Have mom or dad or grandma (or whoever’s doing this project with the child) hot glue the sea shells around the edge of the mirror:
Then use the paint to paint some waves along the bottom of the mirror. Quick and easy.
And be sure to join me every Thursday for a new Crazy Little Kids Project.