With the Kids

Marcel the Shell Craft

Ever since my brother-in-law introduced us to this adorable video of Marcel The Shell with Shoes On, my kids want to watch it everyday. We decided we had to make a Marcel of our own, complete with pink shoes.

Supplies for Marcel the Shell craft:

  • small shell
  • 1 googley eye
  • 1 pink pipe cleaner
  • glue – glue dots are great, or I love Aleene’s tacky glue

1. Decide where to put the eye. On the original Marcel, the eye is on the left side. Then glue it on.

2. Cut a 2 inch piece of pipe cleaner. Fold and bend it over to create 2 shoes and glue this to the bottom and back of the shell.

Now Marcel is ready to go. We’ve been putting Marcel the Shell if funny situations and talking about what she might say. Like: “Wanna know what I use for a surf board? A popsicle stick” My daughter has a pretty good impression of her!

Here’s the original video for you to get hooked too:


  1. oh my gosh Marie, thanks for the link!! :) That was way too cute! My kids will love that video. I love that video. :) :) Thanks so much for popping by my blog.


  2. LOVE THIS!! hahaha such a cute idea. is it bad that i want to do this craft even though i am not married, have no kids, and i am 22? haha. so good seeing you guys last night!! that was really fun! :)

  3. Aaaah! Avery’s going to die over this! She loves Marcel the Shell and does some very impressive impressions :) Such a cute craft.

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