Our class recently made this awesome snail craft during our creepy crawlies theme! These guys are super easy to make, and students practice using fine motor skills as they cut and roll the paper to create their snails!
What You’ll Need:
- Glue sticks
- Construction Paper
- Pre-cut the snail shapes. I’ve included snail and leaf templates you can print on white or colored copy paper or, depending on your printer, directly onto construction paper. If you cannot print onto construction paper, print the templates on copy paper, then cut out the template you want to use and trace it on a piece of construction paper.
- Cut apart the leaf templates. Make sure you have enough leaves and snails to give every student at least one!
- Place paper snail templates, and leaf templates out on tables along with markers, glue and scissors.
- First kids decorate the paper snail template while they are still flat, using markers.
- Next, roll up the snails, starting from the end opposite from the eyes.
- Finally, kids cut out and decorate a paper leaf, then glue their snail onto it.
It’s such a fun activity. I think we will end up making them all week long!
In my experience, the kids really liked decorating and rolling up the shells to make their snails. A few of them made more than one. We ended up using all of them to decorate our Summer bulletin board!
Later on, I made some really tiny paper snails that were super adorable. You can make smaller versions of the snails and pair the tiny snails with a larger snail to make a whole snail family!
Activities to Go Along With This Snail Craft
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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