Paper Plate Snail Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Snail Craft for Kids

A nice, simple kids craft from basic craft supplies you probably already have.

A nice, simple kids craft from basic craft supplies you probably already have.

Recently, I was very, very pregnant.  I didn’t have the motivation or stamina to even consider going through all the craft supplies to put together something fun for the kiddos to do.  But, I also had that mama guilt going on and wanted to create some activities for them.  So, I set to checking out my craft boards (I have several) on Pinterest and came across an idea that only took a few supplies and that the kids could do quite a bit of on their own.

The basic idea for this kids’ craft came from No Time for Flash Cards, and then I just sort of modified it a bit.  Mostly, I decided to use a paper plate because it was already round and would remove one step and making it easier on me.  (Remember, I was more than nine months’ pregnant at the time.)

What You Need to Make Paper Plate Snails

  • Paper plate
  • Tissue paper
  • White glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaner (not pictured)
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush (not pictured)
Paper Plate Snail Craft Supplies

Paper Plate Snail Craft Supplies

 

Start by tearing up different colored tissue paper into small pieces. An inch or so is a pretty good size.

Start by tearing up different colored tissue paper into small pieces. An inch or so is a pretty good size.

 

Cover the back of your paper plate with white glue. We used a paint brush to spread it around.

Cover the back of your paper plate with white glue. We used a paint brush to spread it around.

 

Let your kiddos glue tissue paper to the plate. I went over the top with a little more glue and the paintbrush to make sure the edges would stay down.

Let your kiddos glue tissue paper to the plate. I went over the top with a little more glue and the paintbrush to make sure the edges would stay down.

 

Cut the paper plate into a spiral. I rounded off the beginning point to make the snail's head.

Cut the paper plate into a spiral. I rounded off the beginning point to make the snail’s head.

 

What kids' craft is complete without googly eyes and pipe cleaners? Add the eyes and some holes for the antennas.

What kids’ craft is complete without googly eyes and pipe cleaners? Add the eyes and some holes for the antennas.

 

Poke pipe cleaners in from the back and curl to give your snail craft some antennas.

Poke pipe cleaners in from the back and curl to give your snail craft some antennas.

 

Little Sister made a snail, too. (Guess we'd better start calling her "Middle Sister!")

Little Sister made a snail, too. (Guess we’d better start calling her “Middle Sister!”)

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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