Today I donated a bag of both store-bought and collected shells to my kid’s school. We’ve had a lot of them, much more than we could have ever used at home. The big, intact ones I got last summer from a 100 yen store. They sell those just during summertime, assuming that people want to give their homes a ‘beach holiday touch’, I guess. I got them for an art project I did at home with the kids. Something, I have to say, I do very rarely.
The little, uneven ones were collected at various beaches over the last years by my kids. Who cannot remember crawling along a beach as a child on the lookout for the most intact, shiniest and beautifully coloured pebbles and shells!