How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

Introduction

How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

When at the ocean, we often collect big and small shells. And, having returned home, we usually stow our drawers with them and have no idea of where they can be applied. I suggest making a small souvenir that you can put on a shelf and just admire or give it to your friends. This thing is very good for the children’s creativity, but only for the children over 4 years old.

You´ll need

  • Looking-glass
  • Some shells
  • Some plasticine / play dough
  • Some needless costume jewellery

Steps

  • I am going to tell and show you step by step what we will need all those things for. So, you should prepare and put on the table:
  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Some old costume jewellery from which you can get eyes and beads.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Nail polishes of various colours. The glitter and nacreous polishes look especially good in this souvenir.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Some plasticine. You will not need all the plasticine, one white (or any you like) piece of it will be enough.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    The shells: you need two big ones (the chest itself will be made of them) and small ones to create an ocean landscape.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    A looking-glass. You can take it of any shape, with a frame or without it. If it is a looking-glass with a frame, it can be decorated with paillettes or covered with a shiny nail polish.

  • Now everything is ready. Let’s start creating!
  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Get the “eyes” from the bijouterie, you can also add rhinestones and all the shiny things you can find at home. The most important thing is that all of them should be of various sizes and tinges.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Cover all the shells with colourful polishes externally. Paint the two big shells the same colour. Wait until the polish dries well.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Take one big shell and a piece of plasticine.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Put the plasticine inside the shell and spread it there carefully.

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    Start press the “jewelry” (buttons, eyes and rhinestones) into the plasticine.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Begin laying out with the biggest ones, later you will fill the visible gaps with the small ones.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Take a small piece of plasticine and stick it to the reverse side of the shell.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Stick it with plasticine to the looking-glass.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Take another small piece and stick it above.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Attach the cover of the “chest” with plasticine. For this purpose you can use the glue, this way the cover will stand tighter.

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Take the painted shells or colourful stones (if you have some).

  • How to make the “Treasure Chest” souvenir of the shells

    Attach them to the looking glass with plasticine. Do it in a chaotic and artistic way.

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    The treasure chest is ready!

Warnings

  • You can take several looking glasses that can be placed at the sides of the chest and behind it so that it could be reflected from all the sides.

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