Sandy shell ship

Sandy shell ship

Summer means spending time building sand castles and playing at the beach. Ths sandy shell ship is also a fun project for the kids to make when down at the seashore so go beachcombing and collect the things you need to build your flotilla of seashell ships today.

What you need:

  • Medium-sized shell
  • Sand
  • Craft paper
  • Pen
  • Plastic bag
  • Small twig or stick
  • Sticky tape

Number of players:


Fill a medium-sized shell with wet sand. This is the ship’s deck.

Cut out a flag shape from the craft paper. Draw a pirate symbol on it if you want.

Cut a small right-angle triangle out of the plastic bag. This becomes the ship’s sail.

Poke little holes along the triangle’s straight edge.

Carefully thread through a small twig or stick to act as the mast.

Once the mast is in place, tape the pirate flag to the top of the mast.

Now you’re ready to launch the vessel by pushing the mast into the centre of the sand in the shell and set sail!

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