Paper Snails Craft

We made these paper snails today to go along with our creepy crawlies theme.

paper snails

I pre-cut the paper into snail shapes snails and drew an outline of a leaf. The kids decorated and rolled up the snails, starting from the back end.  Then they cut out and decorated the leaves and glued on the snails.

Update: I made some really tiny paper snails that were super adorable, You can pair them with some of the larger snails as babies. I don’t have a picture yet but I wanted to share!

paper snails

It’s such a good idea. I think we will probably end up making more all week long!

snail craft

The kids really liked decorating and rolling up the snail shells.  A few of them made more than one. We ended up using them to decorate our Summer bulletin board.

The idea for this snail craft came from: Snail Project by ArtforYoungChildren.blogspot.com

More Snail Activities

snail coloring pageHere is a snail coloring page and reading & writing activity for beginning readers & writers.

Kids can color the snail picture and read the sentences to learn about snails.  Then they can write one thing that they learned. Here is the link: Snail Coloring Page by PreschoolMom.com

Click here or on the thumbnail to the right to view and print the Snail Coloring Page (.pdf)

 

 

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A Lion Puppet Craft – Based on the book, Dandelion by Don Freeman

This cute lion puppet craft includes a free printable lion template for you to download and print. The inspiration for this craft came from the children’s book, Dandelion by Don Freeman, a book about a lion who nobody recognizes.

Lion Puppet Craft ImageFor this craft you will be using brown and yellow construction paper to make a lion puppet that is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

For this craft you will need:

Directions

1. Download the Lion Face Template.pdf.

2. Print the Lion Face Template.pdf on yellow construction paper. Each page has two lion faces on it so you will only need half as many copies of the  Lion Face Template.pdf.

3. Cut the paper down the middle so there is one lion face on each half and one for each student.

4. Download and print the Lion Mane Template.pdf onto light brown construction paper.

5. Cut out the mane piece and snip carefully around the edge, towards the middle,  to create the look of fur.

6. Cut out the lion face and glue the face onto the mane.

7. Finally, tape a straw onto the back side to complete your lion puppet!

Get your copy of Dandelion by Don Freeman

Dandelion by Don Freeman Book

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