How to create a mini shell dish

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How to create
a mini shell dish

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Wondering what to do with all those shells you’ve been collecting this summer? In this project, you’ll learn how to transform your shell collection into a useful dish.

How to create a mini shell dish step 1

Step 1: Get rolling

Roll out your air-dry clay into a 1-2mm thick oval, big enough to cover your entire shell.

How to create a mini shell dish step 2

Step 2: Mould your shell

Place your shell in the centre of the rolled clay and press in. Cover the edge of the shell with clay and press to shape.

How to create a mini shell dish step 3

Step 3: Time to dry

Using a plastic knife, cut away the excess clay from around your shell. Then leave the mould to air dry for 2-3 days in a nice sunny spot.

How to create a mini shell dish step 4

Step 4: Get decorating

Protect your surface by placing down some butcher’s paper. Then get your washable paint and paint brush and decorate your shell.

How to create a mini shell dish step 5

Step 5: Ready to use

Fill your new shell dish with coins, collectables or place on a shelf as a decoration and enjoy!

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