DIY Seashell Angelfish Craft Idea

A trip to the beach with your little one is always fun, and if you’re planning one soon, there’s actually a superb way to take it up a notch. Get your little one to gather a few seashells and get them back home for a fun and exciting craft activity that doesn’t just keep him busy and occupied but also helps him learn a lot about sea creatures.

This seashell angelfish craft idea is super simple- you’ll need just a few other supplies apart from the seashells, and that’s it.

Time to give it a shot mommas!

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Angelfish Facts For Kids

So before you actually go ahead and get started on the activity, why not take it up a notch with some fun facts? Sit down with your little one and talk all about angelfish to get his interest piqued and make the activity even more productive.

  • Angelfish are omnivores. They consume more plant and animal matter.
  • They can be red, blue or yellow colored.
  • They sometimes also have distinct markings or bands on their body.
  • They are very intelligent creatures, and when kept in fish tanks at home, they are able to recognize their owners too.
  • They have a life span of 10-15 years.

All set and ready to give the seashell angelfish craft a shot? All you need is a bunch of seashells (which you can also pick up at a local craft store by the way) and a few other supplies, and you’re sorted.

Supplies Needed For the Seashell Angelfish Craft

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How To Make This Angelfish Craft

Begin by applying two coats of yellow paint to the shell. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

While the paint dries, you can cut out the angelfish’s tail. Using your yellow craft felt, cut out a simple curvy tail shape.

Once the yellow craft paint is dry, you can add the tail. Add a dab of glue under the entire rim of the shell. Press the shell to the top of the felt tail. Hold in place until the shell has adhered.

Now, add the googly eye to the shell. A drop of glue on the back should do the trick. Your seashell angelfish is now ready to be displayed!

Also, keep an eye out for other similar exciting craft activities I’ve put up- they are all seashell themed and talk about other sea animals, perfect for teaching your toddler about the different creatures that live in seas and oceans.

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DIY Seashell Angelfish Craft Idea

DIY Seashell Angelfish Craft

This is a tutorial on how to make a seashell angelfish craft.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Seashell of choice
  • Yellow craft paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Pink craft felt
  • Paint brush
  • Craft glue

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    Begin by applying two coats of yellow paint to the shell. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

    While the paint dries, you can cut out the angelfish's tail. Using your yellow craft felt, cut out a simple curvy tail shape.

    Once the yellow craft paint is dry, you can add the tail. Add a dab of glue under the entire rim of the shell. Press the shell to the top of the felt tail. Hold in place until the shell has adhered.

    Now, add the googly eye to the shell. A drop of glue on the back should do the trick. Your seashell angelfish is now ready to be displayed!

This fun activity can be a great way to introduce your little one to the different sea animals, and also boost his motor skills (thanks to all that cutting, pasting and painting). And if you’re looking to keep this going, I’ve listed down some other useful resources and activities, so that you don’t have to go hunting!

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.

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