Sea Shells on the Seashore Art Box

Most of us associate the beach with holidays and summer fun. And the beauty of sea shells has been appreciated for thousands of years! This art box is inspired by many artists who also love the seashore and have depicted the ocean, sun, sand and shells in their artwork. Projects vary from making cardboard flip-flops to painting surreal shells; from creating rippling wave collages to imagining multi-media sandy beach scenes: and from making your very own kinetic sand to land art!

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What is inside the Sea Shells on the Seashore Box?

Next time you find one, hold a seashell to your ear and listen for whispers from an underwater world! Shells connect us to the ocean, whose depths remain largely unexplored. We are captivated by their colours, their twisting forms, and by the hidden creatures we sometimes find inside them.

And many artists have placed sea shells in their natural landscape, on the seashore, where land and sea meet and the artist can play with the ever-changing light. Such artists often like to work “en plein air” (ie, outdoors), taking their easels and canvases onto the beach itself!

What's inside the box?

  • A booklet introducing the theme, with information about artists, art styles and techniques.
  • Clear instructions on seven art projects, appropriate for children of any age (4+ years), with tips to tailor each project for younger children.
  • Includes LoLA book recommendations for further reading.
  • Plenty of quality art materials for your child.

What art materials will I receive?

This box includes a set of Giotto water-colour paints, colourful sand, PVA glue, a selection of shells and water-colour paper

My box is a gift, can I add a personalised card?

Yes! At checkout in the ‘Order notes’ section, please do let us know who the box is for, and any personal note you would like us to write for you.

When will my box be delivered?

Typically you will receive your box 3-4 days after ordering. Your order is processed in 48 hrs and posted using Royal Mail 48hr Tracked. You will receive an email with a tracking number, and can keep updated through the Royal Mail website.


Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months – small parts. Potential choking hazards and sharp points. Do not ingest any items within the box. Adult supervision recommended.