Snail Crafts and Activities
for Children

How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Snails Including: Colorful Snail Activity Sheet, 3D Snail Picture, Paper Bowl Snail Picture, Sock Snail, Sock Snail, Snail Trail Activity Sheet , Snail Trail Activity Sheet , "Snail Reads Her Mail" Printable Itty Bitty Book - Reading -ail words, Books About Snails

Paper Plate Snail Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Dinner-sized Paper Plate

Lunch Sized Paper Plate

Glue

Water Color Paint

Markers

 

 

How to Make the Paper Plate Snail Craft:

1. Fold the dinner-sized paper plate in half, bottom-to-bottom.

2. Draw the bottom of the snail shape on the end of the folded paper plate and then cut it out. You will have two shapes that are opposite each other. (A pattern is available to members.)

3. Glue the two shapes together at the top of the head and the back of the snail. The bottom of the snail will have one-inch gap. This will allow the snail to stand up and rock back and forth.

4. Glue a lunch-sized paper plate to the front of the snail covering about 1/2" of the plate so that the bottom of the paper plate is facing front. Glue another lunch-sized paper plate to the back of the snail, top-to-top, matching up the sides.

5. Paint the paper plate snail with water color paints or color it with crayons.

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Paper Plate Snail Craft with Writing Sheet

 

Paper Plate Snail Craft and Writing Sheet from www.danielllesplace.com What you will need:

Dinner-sized Paper Plate

Lunch Sized Paper Plate

Glue

Water Color Paint

Markers

Hole Punch

Brass Brad

How to Make the Paper Plate Snail Craft:

1. Fold the dinner-sized paper plate in half, bottom-to-bottom.

2. Draw the bottom of the snail shape on the end of the folded paper plate and then cut it out. You will have two shapes that are opposite each other. (Patterns for the snail and writing sheet available to members.)

3. Glue the two shapes together at the top of the head and the back of the snail. The bottom of the snail will have one-inch gap. This will allow the snail to stand up and rock back and forth.

4. Glue a lunch-sized paper plate to the back of the snail covering about 1/2" of the plate so that the top (eating surface) of the paper plate is facing front. Attach the writing sheets and another lunch-sized paper plate to the first lunch-sized paper plate with a brad.

5. Paint the paper plate snail with water color paints or color it with crayons.

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Colorful Snail Activity Sheet

Snail CraftWhat you will need: Printer paper, crayons, glue, and decorative items.

How to make:

1. Print out the Pattern (PDF Pattern) and make copies.

2. Color the snail picture and then glue on decorative items such as buttons, sequins, stickers, and yarn.

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3D Snail Picture

This craft is a little difficult for young children, but the snail would look great on a bulletin board display.

snail cfaftWhat you will need: Printer paper, scissors, glue, and crayons.

How to make:

snail craft1. Print out the picture of the snail (PDF Pattern) and the Snail Shell Pattern (PDF Pattern). Cut out the snail shell so that it looks like a snake.

2. Color the snail pictures.

3. Place a line of glue all the way around the circle in the picture. Place the glue right on the line. Gather the snail shell into a circle so it is laying flat. Carefully press the outside edge of the outer part of the shell along the line of glue as shown in the picture at the right. The inside part of the pattern will stick up at an angle because the circle on the paper is smaller than the shell pattern. Press the outer edge of the snail shell pattern all the way around the circle. Let the glue dry.

snail craft4. When the glue has dried place a line of glue around the inner edge of the shell pattern that you have already glued down. Carefully lay the next section of shell over the glue so that the outside edge of the pattern is in the glue as shown at the left. Let that layer dry.

5. Continue adding glue to the inner edge of the pattern and placing the outer edge of the pattern on the glue until you reach the center of the shell.

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Paper Bowl Snail Picture

snail picture with bowl shellWhat you will need: 10 oz. 5 3/4" paper bowls, printer paper, paint, markers, or crayons, and glue.

How to make:

1. Print out the Snail Pattern (PDF Pattern) and color the picture.

2. Color or paint the underside of a paper bowl and glue it to the snail picture to make the snail's shell.

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Pipe cleaner Snail Craft

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What you will need: Pipe Cleaners (Chenille Stems), Tiny Googly Eyes, White Glue, small pompoms (Optional) and Adhesive Pin Backs (Optional)

How to Make a Pipe Cleaner Snail

snail diagram1. Start at the center of the snail's shell. Bend down the end of the pipe cleaner and roll the pipe cleaner into a spiral shape until you are happy with the size.

2. Then bring the pipe cleaner straight out from the spiral shape and bend it back the same direction. Cut off the excess pipe cleaner and glue the end to the back of the snail's shell.

3. To make the tentacles fold a piece of pipe cleaner in half, cut it to the right size and glue the folded end to the back of the snail's body.

4. Glue tiny pompoms to the end of the tentacles or roll up another piece of pipe cleaner for each eye. Glue small googly eyes to the pompoms or rolled up pipe cleaner.

5. You can stick an adhesive pin back to the back of the snail to make a broach. Or make a pencil topper by winding up a piece of pipe cleaner around a pencil and gluing the spiral to the back of the snail. Or you can just glue a piece of pipe cleaner to the back and use it to attach to a stick to make a planter decoration.

Designed by Corrin Burner

 

Sock Snail

Sock SnailWhat you will need:

Socks - Children's stretchy socks in a variety of colors and designs, the stretchier the better. I used socks that were 75% cotton, 22% polyester and 3% spandex from K-mart. They were on sale, 3 pairs for 50 cents.
Poly-fil
- for stuffing the socks,
Tiny rubber bands
,
Eyes
, and other decorative items,
Scissors
,
Hot melt glue gun - One that uses low temp. glue sticks.
Pipe cleaners

How to make:

1. To make the head stuff the toe of a sock with fiber fill. Then bring the sides of the toe together and glue them together to make the head smaller.

2. To make the neck place a rubber band just below the head.

3. Stuff the heel of the sock to make the body and then fold the cuff of the sock down over the heel to make the shell.

4. Scrunch up the cuff to make the groves in the shell and glue them down.

5. Use a magic marker to add color.

6. To make the eyes cut 1" x 1.5" pieces of material from the matching sock. Cut a pipe cleaner into two pieces that are 1.5" long and roll the pieces of socks around the pipe cleaners, and glue them closed so they don't unroll. Glue the eyes to the ends of the rolls and glue them to the head.

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Snail Trail Activity Sheet

snail activity sheetSnails leave a sticky, slimy trail everywhere they go. Children practice their gluing skills by placing glue on the snail's trail. This activity sheet is available to members only on the Ready-for-School Page.

Your children will enjoy singing this song as they work on their snail trails.

 

Shim, Shim, Shimmy
Written by Nancy Foss
Sing to the tune of "London Bridges".

Make a snail trail
Follow me
Follow me
Follow me
Make a snail trail
Follow me
Shim, Shim, Shimmy

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"Snail Reads Her Mail" Printable Itty Bitty Book - Reading -ail words

Itty Bitty Printable Snail Book

Snail goes to get her mail. Without fail, she leaves a trail.
Snail slides along the rail. Oh no, a nail! Snail walks over the nail.
It starts to hail. Snail must hurry.
Snail gets her mail and opens it. Oh no, it's in braille!
Can you help snail read her mail?

Children use a braille code to figure out a message that says, "God Loves You". Also included in the book are other -ail words and some fun facts about snails.

This book is available to members only. Go to the Printable Books Page for a pattern and directions.

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Books About Snails

snail book"Twelve Snails to One Lizard, A Tale of Mischief and Measurement" by Susan Hightower.

Milo the Beaver has a problem; he needs to cut a log 36 inches long to repair his dam. Bubba Bullfrog tells him an inch is about the length of a snail, but getting 36 snails to line up in a row proves to be a problem. Lizards are about one foot long, but getting lizards to cooperate proves to be even harder. What about a 36-inch snake? The animals in this story try to solve their problem by using alternative means of measurement. Children learn about inches, feet, and yards.

 

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