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20 Snail Crafts

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Looking for fun and engaging springtime crafts for preschoolers and older kids? Ideas on how to make a snail craft or to include in a snails and slugs science unit study for elementary students? You will find here plenty of colorful snail crafts that kids and you will love.

These snail crafts incorporate several so many different mediums, from paper plates and pipe cleaners to clay and rocks.

20 snail crafts for kids

Browse for your favorite, click on the links below the pictures to view the tutorials and let’s get crafting!

Snail crafts

snail crafts for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids

Have you ever seen so many cheerful snail crafts in one place? Don’t they make you feel happy? I love the colorful colors and the many ways to create snails.

This snail comes with a template big enough for little hands to easily cut out

With just a paper plate and paper make an adorable paper plate snail

Use circles of different sizes to make the snail’s shell – a great opportunity to review shapes with kids

A snail on a mushroom – now this is too cute!

Use stickers to decorate these snails not only as a way to make them look prettier but also to encourage kids to use their fine motor skills

Paper scraps are perfect shell decoration for the paper plate snails

Have you ever tried cotton ball painting? If not, now is a great time to start and make a cotton ball painted snail

Paper stacking snails – another great way to use up the scrap paper in your craft room

Learn how to make origami snails and you won’t stop until you have a whole collection

Take the paper plate snail to the next level and make a rocking paper plate snail craft

Pipe cleaner snails are tiny, fuzzy and adorable

Use clay to make some realistic looking snails

If your kids are going through a rock collecting phase, make sure to use some of them to make these rock snails

Newspaper snails – a great way to recycle newspaper and create colorful snails

Grab those markers and let’s color cute paper snails

Got some old CDs? Here is an idea: recycle them into CD snails!

Who knew tissue paper can be turned into a beautiful snail?

Buttons have been look more colorful! What colors would you use for your button snail?

Peek-a-boo snail – a love an interactive craft. Don’t you?

Another button snail idea, this time it’s about stacking them to form the shells

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