I also found a basket of shells at The Christmas Tree Shops for $1.99. It was jammed full of shells and so I selected about 20 to have out all the time. We've been sorting, using our senses for exploring, and playing music with them. Here's little Remi painting his crab. The crabs are soooo stinkin' cute.
See? I love them.
The eel was an impromptu creation because it was the favorite sea animal in our tub. Each kid chose a color to paint their eel and they used a circle dobber to make it. Then we did a triangle face and tail.