How To Draw Colorful Seashells – Easy Simple Cartoon Guide for Kids

How To Draw Colorful Seashells – Easy Simple Cartoon Guide for Kids

Seashells are one of the most beautiful gifts from mother nature’s bounty. Speaking of mothers, my mother-in-law is a sweet old lady, I remember she had a necklace made of colorful seashells and that’s what we’re going to draw today! Did you know seashell art is one of the oldest art forms in the world!


Seashells display a huge array of colors, shapes, and pretty patterns. No one knows why or how these mollusks are made out to be so pretty or what gives them all their colors…but it’s suspected to be some type of survival, evolutionary reason.

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🖍️ Tools For Success

🎨 Parents: The only tools you need to use these how-to-draw tutorials are: an eraser, a pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.

Learning To Draw Various Shaped Seashells

Seashells Fun Facts for Kids

  • There are 200,000 types of seashells in the world, it’s not an easy way to identify the mollusks. The biggest, most common types we drew for this tutorial: conch shell, scallop shell, and lightning whelk shells.
  • Shells of different shapes but different environments and uses for their shape: round and smooth means easily for animals to bury into the sand and they depend on stealth and sleekness to hide from predators. Rough and spikey shapes belong in tropical places where the ridges hold them in place, the rough outer shell protects them from predators.
  • Clams are a popular food in the animal world, fish, starfish, birds, and humans love eating them.
  • Some species of seashell mollusks are long with a very sharp tip, some even have poisonous tips to protect themselves from predators.
  • Before money was invented, seashells were used as currency. The cowry shells, for example, were lucrative as a form of money.
  • People in Japan and the Caribbean use seashells as musical instruments.
  • Shell Beach in Western Australia is one of the only two beaches in the world that are made up of entirely ALL seashells.


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