Patriotic Seashell Craft

Seashells decorated in red, white and blue

This Patriotic Seashell craft was provided by Joanne Scott a nurse from Culpepper, Virginia who loves to hunt for seashells rain or shine. What a great way to celebrate summer and our patriotic holidays…searching the seashore for the perfect shells for your patriotic display. Whether you are adding to your collection or creating a gift for a family member or friend, these seashells will have a favorite spot all year round.


Altho there are some species with shells that are always left opening, nine out of 10 shells open to the right. Because of their rarity, “shell collectors go crazy” for left opening specimens. Source: Mental Floss –  8 Fascinating Facts About Seashells

  • Acrylic Paints: Red, White and Blue
  • Brushes
  • Clear Spray
  1. Search the beaches for shells of all shapes and sizes.
  2. Clean well to get all the sand and grit off and let dry completely.
  3. Brush on red white and blue colors of your own creation or use these as a model.
  4. Let dry and spray with clear spray to preserve.


2 thoughts on “Patriotic Seashell Craft”

  1. Suesuezq67 says:

    what kind of clear spray?

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