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Paper snail craft

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An easy paper snail craft for preschoolers and older kids to make for spring. Use our snail template or create your own. Our snail craft is made with circles of three different sizes – a great opportunity for kids to review shapes

Paper snail craft for kids

This week my 2nd grader is learning about snails and because of the distance learning that we are experiencing, I get to learn along with him. He does most of his work independently which is great because I can focus more on his younger brother. But from time to time he has to turn to his partner and tell him/her what he has learned about snails. His stuffed animal is his partner, but whenever I get a chance I step in and listen to him. I found out things about snails I didn’t know.

So being the crafty mama that I am, I thought of creating a snail craft to go along with his snail study unit.

paper snail craft for preschoolers

It’s an easy paper snail craft, as we love simple crafts (check out our collection of 200+ easy crafts for kids) and we want to use craft supplies we already have at hand. I only get out of the house for walks and play in our backyard. We order our groceries online, and a trip to a craft store is not on my list.

All you need for this spring craft is paper, googly eyes, glue and scissors. Easy, right?

For more spring ideas, make sure to take a look at our collection of spring crafts for kids.

Paper snail craft

easy paper snail craft for kids

Supplies:

  • snail template
  • white and colored craft paper
  • black marker
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • scissors

How to make a paper snail craft

The paper snail template comes with two versions:

1. home template – cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper.

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CRAFTING

Print the home template, cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper. While the body is to be traced on light brown paper, you can choose any colors for the three circles.

To make  the snail craft you will need 1 light brown body, 1 small circle, 1 medium circle and 1 big circle.

snail's body

Start by gluing the snail’s body at the bottom of a white card stock paper, about 1 inch above the bottom edge.

grass

Cut out a strip of green paper. Snip the edge of one side of the green paper to make it look like grass. Glue the grass at the bottom of the white paper, underneath the snail’s body.

big circle

Glue the big circle onto the white paper, above the snail’s body.

medium circle

Glue the medium circle in the middle of the big circle.

small circle

Glue the small circle in the middle of the medium circle.

snail's eyes and smile

Use a black marker to draw the snail’s mouth and tentacles and glue two googly eyes above the mouth.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR classroom CRAFTING

Print the classroom template on corresponding colored paper. The body is printed on light brown paper. The three circles that make the snail’s shell are printed on colors of your choice.

To make  the snail craft each student will need 1 light brown body, 1 small circle, 1 medium circle and 1 big circle.

Follow the same steps as for home crafting.

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