Have you ever found a beautiful seashell on the shore and took it home? Well, with this special Seashell Pop Up Paper Craft, you can now keep a little bit of that summer vibe when you return from your vacation.
The pop-up shell template is quite simple to make and could also be a great gift for your loved ones.
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There are many kinds of seashells that you can find on the shore or underwater. Kids just love to explore the environment and always have their eyes open for adventure. With this printable template, the adventure can continue indoors as well.
Creating a seashell that pops out will be a pack of fun for the little crafters. The pull out mechanism will open the shell, where the nice big pearl with a pun will pop out.
The tutorial will guide you through all of the steps on how to make your own.
We designed two versions of the seashell paper craft. One is a black and white version, so your kids can color the seashell parts the way they want, or they can simply choose a pre-colored template.
You will find 3 shell-puns in it and you can easily add your own if you think up of any (we’d love to hear them).
The first one is a “Happy to sea you” pun. The other one is “Don’t be shellfish” and on the last one it says “You are pearl-fect”.
Ready to make one of your own? Let’s get crafty!
How to Make this Seashell Pop Up Paper Craft
What you need
- one of the printable templates – choose between a printer-friendly and a colored version (you will find them at the end of the tutorial)
- paper (we used a thicker print paper)
- craft knife (adults only)
This seashell craft is best made with heavier print paper. You could also print the template on a regular paper and glue it on a thicker one later.
Watch The Video Tutorial
Or Follow These Step by Step Instructions on how to use our Seashell Pup Up Paper Craft Template
Continue with these Steps
Since the pop up stem has to remain flexible, be sure not to put any glue on it.
You could also glue this part 3 steps before – the method is shown in the video (when you glued the tongue to the semi-circle seashell part).
Open the shell by pulling its tongue and glue the pearl and the captions onto the stem.
To close the seashell, use the upper part of the shell (the smallest piece that you’ve glued in the previous step).
Get the Seashell Pop Up Paper Craft Template Here
Click here to save or print the black and white version –>
Click here to save or print the colored version –>
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