Puffy Shell Craft

 puffy shell craft

This puffy shell craft is available to you on a page in the Pond Coloring Club! Your children will color, draw, cut and assemble a clam shell, making it 'puffy' or 3D using some crumpled, or scrunched paper scraps! The paper scrunching is an additional fine motor strengthening activity and helps your children to learn to think creatively. 

Scrunching Paper for Fine Motor Strength

Scrunching paper is a great way to strengthen fine motor skills - it's fun, easy and an ideal way to use up paper scraps left from your classroom activities. 

Use paper scraps in collage, art projects and to embellish craft activities. You can use tiny paper scrunches for adding textured detail, covering the surface of a craft or art project too.

Benefits of scrunching paper:

  • Strengthens fine motor skills
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Develops sensory awareness
  • Encourages creativity
  • Provides a calming and soothing activity

Use different types of paper, such as scraps from worksheets, thin paper, thick paper, tissue paper, or construction paper, to provide different sensory experiences.

After coloring this shell and decorating with patterns or a face, simply crumple some small paper scarps, place them in the middle of the shell and seal it up with some glue! 

Place them in a basket on a learning center in your classroom for counting or on a beach themed sensory or math table. Let you students use them in their activities and play!

Find more information about the Pond Coloring Club, over on the website!