Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Clay Snail

by Lisa Schubert (follow)
Easy (884)      5 to 10s (616)      Under 5s (593)      Any Age (405)      Over 10s (384)      Pipe cleaners (24)      Clay (18)      Insects (10)      Snail (4)     
This clay craft is great fun for kids of all ages. Use your imagination to create different types of insects.



Clay Snail
This bright craft can be given as a gift or can be used as a decoration in your child's room.


Time: 15 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Modeling Clay
Paint
Paint brushes

Method
Roll one round ball out of clay to create a snail's head, and then press two eyes onto the head.



Clay Snail
Depending on the age of your child, an adult may need to help with this step.

Using pipe cleaners, cut two identical two inch long antennae and affix them to the top of the head by gently pushing them approximately one cm into the clay.



Clay Snail
If you push these in at least one cm, they should remain affixed once the snail has dried.

Roll a cylindar out of clay for to create the snail's body. Press the head firmly to the body.



Clay Snail
Ensure that any indents created during this process are smoothed out.

Using any colour of paint you like, create a swirl on each side of the snail's body. Also paint the snail's eyes and mouth.



Clay Snail
For our snail, my child chose to use different colours for the body, head and swirl, which adds to the bright and cheery look.

Out of clay, create a leaf-shaped holder for the snail, ensuring it is large enough for your snail to rest upon. Then, paint the leaf any colour your child likes.



Clay Snail
We chose green for the leaf, but you can be as creative as you'd like with this step.

Once the paint and clay are dry, the snail can be placed on the leaf.



Clay Snail
Give to grandparents as a gift, or keep as a decoration for your child's room.


Categories
#Clay
#Any age
#Insects
#Snail
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Pipe cleaners
#Easy
I like this Article - 9
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Lisa Schubert
Baking and decorating these simple cookies is a great activity for children of all ages! We made...
16 likes
This activity is a fun and exciting way for your child to feel proud about creating a beautiful de...
10 likes
This easy craft is sure to please children who love bright colours and interesting textures
10 likes
Creating this paper lantern is a fun activity for children of all ages
12 likes
These easy to make paper animal puppets are great for young children with active imaginations
9 likes
Children will have so much fun making their own version of the classic game of Memory
13 likes
view all articles by Lisa Schubert
ID: 2111
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
A lovely spring craft for toddlers to create
6 likes
Box pinatas are a quick and easy alternative to papier mache pinatas
8 likes
For some students, math isnʼt always their favorite subject
1 like
Loom flowers are so easy, so fun, and if you make your own loom and use leftover yarn, they wont cos...
8 likes
With a flower loom, kids can easily create cute flowers, out of yarn, that can be used to decorate j...
3 likes
If your child loves to draw, this is a great activity for them to encourage their creativity
1 like
Upcycle a breakfast cereal box and hop into Easter with this cute Easter Bunny Mask
3 likes
Here's how to make a colourful elephant from a recycled milk bottle and tissue paper
9 likes
This cute and fun Christmas card can be made by little ones with the help of an adult
3 likes
Snowmen crafts are fun at Christmas and this one is simple, quick and cheap to make
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (593)
Any Age (405)
Over 10s (384)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (884)
Medium (247)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version