Christmas Crafts: The Polurrian Bay Hotel’s Scallop Shell Angels
Christmas is a great time to get creative with kids – and staff at the crèche of the Polurrian in Cornwall love teaching young visitors how to make angel decorations using local scallop shells. We asked them to show us how to do it.
Items you will need:
Two scallop shells
A polystyrene ball
A pot of glitter
2 pieces of ribbon of different sizes
A couple of strands of wool
A pipe cleaner
How to make:
Paint the polystyrene ball a skin tone. Leave to dry and then draw an angelic/singing face on it.
Tie together a couple of strands of wool and glue on the head.
Use spray or glitter to add some sparkle to the shells.
Fold the larger bow as in the last image, pinch together in the centre and glue/tie to create a bow/wings. Glue onto the back (unsparkly side) of the shell.
Glue the head to the shell and wings.
Twist the pipe cleaner to make a halo.
Push the halo into the polystyrene head, tie the smaller ribbon into a bow and glue to the angel’s neck area.
Read more about our crèche at the Polurrian Bay Hotel.