Some of our past seashell crafting has been with air dry clay making ornaments, making shell crowns, and shell bracelets. And, the other day we used some of our shells to make cement stepping stones.
We bought a box of cement, located near the stepping stone kits, at Michaels and mixed it up according to the directions.
Set up a making station on the patio. We used disposable aluminum brownie pans from the grocery store as our molds. And, mixed in some "jewels" with the shells as well... Violet and Henry chose their shells and planned out their stepping stone... And started making...
We had to push the shells in fairly far into the cement to ensure that they would stay, and that the stepping stone wouldn't be too uneven. They turned out great!
What a great way to use up all of those collected shells and to remember a family beach vacation!
We "sunk" then in front of our hand-me-down playhouse, a perfect addition to their little home.
Ps. that's chalk all over their house. And, that's also a great way to spend an afternoon incidentally...Use wet chalk to "paint" a plastic house. It gives the house a fun little "cartoon" effect! After all the rain we've had it's finally starting to come off.