STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Seaside Eggs

Remember sunny days at the beach with a shell- or sea glass-covered accent you can display year-round.  See the project Seashell Keepsakes for even more seaside decorating ideas.
   Completion Time - 
1-2 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Egg, 6"
Other Materials
  • Assorted small shells and/or tumbled sea glass pieces
  • Latex tile adhesive
  • Beach sand, small amount

Tools

  • Ruler
  • Wooden skewer
  • Small disposable bowl
  • Metal teaspoon
  • Plastic wrap
  • Palette knife

Instructions

  • 1. Mix a few teaspoons of sand into small amount of latexadhesive in disposable bowl. Note: To prevent adhesive fromdrying out, cover bowl with plastic wrap when not in use.
  • 2. Insert skewer into bottom of foam egg. Holding skewer, usepalette knife to spread 1/4"-thick layer of adhesive ontosmall area of egg.
  • 3. Push shells or sea glass firmly into wet adhesive,positioning pieces as close together as possible. Repeat tocover entire egg. Place skewer in heavy glass or jar to drycompletely. Remove skewer.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Seashell KeepsakesGlass & Sand OrbsSheashell & Beach Glass Candle Rings