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Clay Snail

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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

Modeling Clay
Paint brushes

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.

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