Summer Shells DIY Crafting Recipes and How To Get – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The 2020 life simulation game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has turned out to be a popular title for the Nintendo Switch. If you’ve just started playing this game, and are wondering how to get Summer Shell DIY recipes, then we’ve got a great guide for you. In this post, you will find out all about acquiring the Summer Shells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and also about Summer Shell DIY recipes. Let’s get started!

How to Get Summer Shells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Summer Shell

Summer Shells are crafting materials and are useful in the game. The natural way to get Summer Shells is to play the game in the months of June, July, or August (Northern Hemisphere) or in December, January, or February (Southern Hemisphere). The Summer Shells replace the Young Spring Bamboo, which is also a crafting material. You will be able to find these Summer Shells across the beaches of the island. They will spawn randomly during the summer months.

The Summer Shells are different compared to the regular shells and are blueish in color. It’ll be easy to spot them while you’re wandering on the beaches. On a good day, you will be able to find at least three or more Summer Shells. You can simply pick these summer shells and immediately begin the crafting of some exclusive items. We’ve detailed some of the Summer Shell DIY recipes later on in this post. While picking up the Summer Shells, make sure you also grab some regular shells as these would come in handy during crafting.

Get Summer Shells from Friends

It is also possible to get Summer Shells from other players. For example, if you’re playing in a season where the Shells don’t appear naturally, you can head to other players’ islands and get them. If a friend is playing in the Southern Hemisphere, you can head to the island and collect some Summer Shells. You’re also able to store the crafting materials in the house storage like other items, and you can trade them with other players that are playing in a different season.

Another way to get to a season where the Summer Shells appear naturally is by time traveling. This is done by changing the date on the Nintendo Switch to any day in June, July, August, December, January, or February.

How to Get Summer Shell DIY recipes

To get Summer Shell DIY recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you will need to be patient and have some luck on your side. During the Morning Isabelle Announcement and Flying Balloon Presents, you have a chance to get Summer Shell DIY recipes.

Morning Isabelle Announcement

You will be hearing from Isabelle during the morning announcements made at the beginning of Summer Season. This happens to be June in the Northern Hemisphere and December in the Southern. The morning announcements will include all the details about new crafting materials and the recipes. Your NookPhone will receive the recipe for the Shell Wreath DIY crafting recipe. These announcements usually happen when there aren’t any other major things on the island. Isabelle will send out the recipes if there aren’t any important things to talk about.

Flying Balloon Presents

The Balloon Presents during Summer will provide players with a chance to collect a Summer Shell DIY recipe. These balloons would be flying in the sky and sometimes drop the recipes. You could also shoot down the balloons and perhaps get lucky. You can also trade duplicate items and get some money for it. These items can be traded with folks who’re playing in the other hemisphere.

There are a couple of tips to hunt down these balloons, and one of them is that they always use the same patch to fly across the island.  They usually fly during the afternoon or morning, but sometimes in the evenings at 6 PM, the wind direction will change. It is best that you hang out near the beach and look for the balloons traveling to your island. There are several ways to pass the time, and hopefully, you’ll get some recipes.  The balloons can also spawn at 5-minute intervals, so it’s best to keep this in mind while hunting them down.


Summer Shell DIY recipes

There are a couple of recipes that require the Summer Shell, and once you’ve got your hand on some DIY recipes, you can get started. You can craft several shell items with a beach theme such as wallpapers, flooring, accessories, etc., and all of these require the Summer Shell material. Below, you will find eight Summer Shell items that can be crafted with the recipes. Let’s take a look.

Shell Wand

To craft a Shell Wand, you’re going to require 3 Summer Shell and 3 Star Fragment.

Shell Wreath

The crafting of a Shell Wreath requires 1 Summer Shell, 1 Sea Snail, 1 Sand Dollar, 1 Coral, 1 Giant Clam, and 1 Cowrie.


Shellfish Pochette

You’re going to need 2 Giant Clam and a total of 6 Summer Shell to craft the Shellfish Pochette.

Starry-Sands Flooring

For the Starry-Sands Flooring, you will require 3 Summer Shell, and 1 Sandy-Beach Flooring, which can be crafted using one each of Coral, Sand Dollar, Sea Snail, Giant Clam, and Venus Comb.

Tropical Vista

The Tropical Vista requires 5 Summer Shell material to be crafted.

Underwater Flooring

If you’d like to craft the Underwater Flooring, then you’re going to require 3 Summer Shell and 3 Coral.

Underwater Wall

To craft an Underwater Wall, make sure you have 3 of Summer Shell and 5 Coral.

Water Flooring

Finally, if you would like to craft Water Flooring, then you’re going to require 6 Summer Shell.

Wrap Up

And there you are. Those were all the items that you can craft with the collected Summer Shell. We hope the guide has helped you learn how to get Summer Shell DIY recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As always, if you’ve got any doubts, please use the comments section below, and we will try to help.

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