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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SeaShells by the SeaShore

You can purchase this lesson on my TPT!


Blake, Titus,
 Andrew, olivia, 
Khloe & Taylor 
2nd Grade Artists from Mrs. Craig's class (above)
Mrs. Polly's 3rd grade class 2017

Martin, addyson, 
Christopher, no name, 
reighlyn & Alexis 
Say it ten times fast."She draws sea shells by the sea shore!"
Since Summer is on he horizon, it only seems fitting to draw Summer stuff. Seashells are a great way to teach balance, symmetry, contour line and form.
I created a number of How To Draw Sea Shell worksheets after studying shells myself. I am giving these to the students to practice with drawing the shells.

Students will draw 3 or more shells (all the same or different) in the middle of their paper.
Use a pencil and draw light, till you know it's right. 

Then go darker of use permanent marker. 

Use crayons to color the seashells (use lots of pressure to seal up all paper)
In the center of the paper, with a white crayon, draw small circles clumped together like grape clusters. This will be a line of sea foam that divides the water from the sand. 

 Paint the top protion above shells and bubbles with blues, greens and purples. 
Paint the bottom portion with yellows, oranges and browns. 
You should be able to paint on top of the seashells since you colored hard with crayon. 
The wax will resisit the watercolor and stay unaffected.

Madelynn, KindergARTen

 Alternative Idea

Use brown paper, draw the shells and outline with black marker. 


  1. where are your how to draw sea shell worksheets?

  2. Hey, if you are interested in the Step by steps, they are on TPT (Teacher Pay Teacher. My store is TheLostSockArtTeacher. Thanks for your interest.

  3. Hey! I love your art work. I go to the beach every summer and I always collecting seashells for my children. Following some of your ideas will give my kids the chance to try drawing sea shells. Keep it up. I'll certainly be on the lookout for more of your tips.