We just love paper crafts, they’re often simple and inexpensive and this cute paper snail craft didn’t disappoint! my snail obsessed son had so much fun making and playing with his own paper snails – they also look fab in his room too!
Here’s what we used
How to make this cute paper snail craft
Take the coloured card that you be using to make the snails shell and cut out a strip from each. The strips should be equal width but varying lengths, each of ours were 2cm apart in length to give us strips of 12cm, 14cm, 16cm and 18cm.
Take the strips and glue them together at one end…
Then glue the other ends of the strips together to make a rainbow like shape.
Take the two ends and glue them together to create the circular shell.
Next take the card that you will be using to make the body of the snail. Cut out a strip the same width as the shell strips. Round off one end with Scissors to make the snails tail and then cut two little stalks on the other end, before attaching an eye to each stalk.
Fold a small section near the eyes to make the head. Finish off your cute paper snail by gluing the snails shell onto the body, aren’t these just the cutest!
This adorable tp roll snail craft is so simple to make and is a great way to keep the kids entertained. Each snail turns out cool and unique which makes this a fun craft idea for at home and for groups too!
Here’s what we used
Cardboard Tp roll
How to make our tp roll snail craft.
Cut out a strip of coloured card the same height as the tp roll and long enough to cover it. Glue the card around the roll.
Cut out 5 strips of paper, they should be roughly equal in width but varying length. We initially cut ours to them same length and then dropped them by Two cm each time to give us strips that were 20cm, 18cm,16cm,14cm and 12cm.
Line up and glue all of the strips together at one end.
then line up and glue together the other end of the strips.
Stick the two ends of strips together to make the circular snail’s shell. then attach the shell at one end of the tp roll.
Finally take a pipe cleaner and fold it in half to make a v shape. Glue the folded end of the pipe cleaner into the top inside of the tp roll and then add a Googly eye onto each end of the pipe cleaner. Add some glue around the inside of the head end of the roll and then pinch it together to seal it. Once dry your cute tp roll snail craft is finished!
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Today I’m back again with another pipe cleaner craft! We had so much fun making these yesterday and came up with some really fun little ideas. I must admit that these pipe cleaner snail magnets are my favorite of the day. They’re just so adorable and once you get the hang of them they’re really easy to make too. We have a whole garden full of them on our fridge right now!
Remember though that pipe cleaners can be a bit spiky on the ends, we had a few jabs and a couple of tears from ours!
Take your two shell coloured pipe cleaners and twist them together at one end.
Continue twisting the pipe cleaner around each other until you reach the end.
Take one end of your pipe cleaner and begin rolling it around into a spiral shape. Once you are nearing the end, leave the last 2-3cm untouched.
Place your snail coloured pipe cleaner centrally across this loose end and twist it on so that it is secure.
Twist your snail coloured pipe cleaner around the end of your shell one. As you near the top, fold it around a couple of extra times to make a thicker part for the head. Once you reach the end, twist the two ends of your pipe cleaner
together to make sure its secure and then leave them pointing upwards for the antennae.
Finish off your cute snail magnet by gluing two googly eyes to the front and attaching your magnet to the back.
My 1yo loves to join in with our crafting but ofcourse some of the things we make are a bit above her ability level. So today whilst my other monkey was off playing I decided to set up something for us to make together. This easy paper plate snail was perfect, I cut out the shapes, she did all the fun sticking bits and doesn’t he look great!
You will need
Snail coloured paper
To start you will need to cut out the shape of your snails shell. Cut out a small slope shape starting from the centre as you can see above. This gives you a slot to place your snail’s body.
Once you’ve cut out your paper plate cover it in pva glue and then layer on your ripped up pieces of tissue paper. Once you’ve finished decorating your snail brush a light layer of pva glue over your tissue paper to secure it down. Its also makes the shell look shiny too!
From your paper cut out the L shape and antennae of your snails body.
Glue a googly eye on the end of each antennae and then use your black marker to draw your snail a big smiley mouth.
Use a generous dab of glue to secure the shell to the front of your snail. Once dry your paper plate snail is finished!
The snail and the whale written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler is by far my son’s favourite book. I can pretty safely say that i now know the entire story off by heart. Fortunately i love every children’s book they’ve ever made together so it’s never a chore reading it over and over. The BBC also aired a short film of the snail and the whale at christmas too which we absoloutely love to snuggle up and watch. It was from watching this that we came up with our cute snail and the whale craft which has taken pride of place next to his paper plate gruffalo in his room!
You will need
Take your paper plate and paint on a blue crescent on the top half of your whale’s head. Put your plate to one side to dry.
Take your A4 piece of card and cut out the shape of your whale’s tail. If necessary, paint your tail blue and put aside to dry.
Cut out the shapes to make your snail, you’ll need a slug shaped body, two feelers and a curvy shell. Use a marker to decorate your shell.
Glue your pieces of snail together and then finish her off by adding two googly eyes and by drawing on a big smiley mouth.
Now to make your whale! Take your marker and draw a smiley mouth along your blue crescent line. Draw several lines down from the mouth to the bottom of the plate.
Cut out two white circles for your whale’s eyes and use your marker to colour some pupils. Glue them down on your paper plate.
Finish off by sticking down your snail on the whale’s tail. How cute do they look?!