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How To Get Summer Shells And Full DIY Recipes List -- Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A new seasonal crafting material has started appearing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons; here's how to get summer shells and all the DIY recipes you can make with them.


Summer in Animal Crossing: New Horizons not only means wave one of the summer update, but summer shells--a brand new crafting material that you'll find washed up on the beaches in your town and on Mystery Islands.

The new summer shells are a distinct blue color, and much like the cherry blossom petals you could collect in spring, they are used in crafting special seasonal DIY recipes. As before, these recipes will only be available for a limited time, from June to August (or December to February in the Southern Hemisphere). Acquiring them also relies quite a bit on chance, as you'll primarily need to shoot them down from balloons or find them washed up in bottles. Since the summer shell recipes are only around for a brief period, you'll want to get your hands on them while you can. To help you out, we've rounded up all the summer shell DIY recipes we've found--along with the materials you need to craft them--below.

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Summer Shell DIY Recipes

Underwater Flooring

  • Summer Shell x3
  • Coral x3

Underwater Wall

  • Summer Shell x3
  • Coral x5

Starry-Sands Flooring

  • Summer Shell x3
  • Sandy-Beach Flooring x1

Tropical Vista

  • Summer Shell x5

Water Flooring

  • Summer Shell x6

Shell Wreath

  • Summer Shell x1
  • Sea Snail x1
  • Sand Dollar x1
  • Coral x1
  • Giant Clam x1
  • Cowrie x1

Shellfish Pochette

  • Summer Shell x6
  • Giant Clam x2

Shell Wand

  • Summer Shell x3
  • Star Fragment x3

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