It’s Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Series – Kids Christmas Craft Ideas! And I’m sharing a sea glass & seashell angel ornament tutorial!
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Welcome to Day 4 of the Fourth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Series – Kids Christmas Craft Ideas!
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- Day 1 – Wreaths
- Day 2 – DIY Gift Ideas
- Day 3 – Advent Calendar Ideas
- Day 4 – Christmas Kid Crafts
- Day 5 – Holiday Party Food Recipes
- Day 6 – Ornaments
- Day 7 – Holiday Decor
- Day 8 – Christmas in a Jar
- Day 9 – Gift Wrapping Ideas
- Day 10 – The Tree
- Day 11 – Sweet Treats
- Day 12 – Stocking Ideas
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Sea Glass & Seashell Ornament
While this is a ‘kids craft’, I made this with older kids & teens in mind since this craft uses a glue gun to speed things up. This would be a great activity to keep older kids busy during a holiday gathering, but can be made by younger kids using craft glue.
- wooden tags
- sea glass – I make my own using glass bottles and this tumbler + coarse grit.
- scallop sea shells
- hot glue gun/hot glue sticks or craft glue
- white paint
- paint brush
- precision razor saw
- twine or ribbon
- various mini decorative stars, beads, shells, pipe cleaners etc…
- optional – mini starfish
- optional – Mod Podge (can sub with craft glue)
- optional – clear glitter
Paint the tags white and let dry (this can be done prior to the project, so the kids won’t have to wait for he paint to dry). While the tags are drying, cut one cork into thin slices for the angel head.
Using hot glue, add glue to the back of the shell edge and place onto the lower portion of the tag. Next, glue sea glass ‘wings’ onto either side of the shell and the cork head.
Note: If making this craft with younger kids, craft glue can be used, but it will take time for it to dry (25-30 min.).
For a halo, use various mini shells, mini stars, mini starfish, or a pipe cleaner. Add a twine loop for hanging. Stop here or continue on to add some bling!
To add some sparkle, paint on craft glue or Mod Podge to the shells or onto the wood tag. Then, sprinkle on glitter. Let dry and it’s ready to display!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on making Sea Glass and Seashell Angel Ornaments. Hang these on your tree or use them as a gift wrap toppers.
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