The conch is a gastropod mollusk, which means they are in the same family of such other mollusks as the slug and the snail and can be found in the warm waters of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Conchs are edible and a Bahamian delicacy, however, Bahamians collect their shells and use it for such things like a planter filled with colorful flowers.
Try making your own planter in the decorative shell. This creative arts and craft project not only teaches your child about colors, it teaches him about types of shells as well as the art of design. In the end, you’ll have a beautifully decorated centerpiece for your kitchen table.
What You Need:
- Conch shell (or any larger shell with an open mouth)
- Small bag of sand
- Colorful flowers