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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Snazzy Snail

Did you ever notice my titles? Can you tell I really like alliteration? Rhyming and alliteration are always so fun to me. It drives my kids insane, especially my 17 year old. I'll be talking about something, making all my words start with the same letter and he gives me the old eye roll--oh well, anything I can do to make his life better:).

Now that I've gotten that out of my system, I came across this cute snail that my youngest helped me with today.

You will need:

small paper plate
tongue depressor
face decorations

Take a small paper plate and draw a spiral pattern on it. Next let the children paint the spiral to create the snail's shell. While the paint is drying, put a face on the tongue depressor. I used wiggle eyes, and some foam pieces I had laying around.

After the paint dries, put some tacky on the side of the plate and glue on the tongue depressor. He's good to go!

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melinda said...

i'm going to have the kids do this go with the snails they found outside. very cute!

Katherine Marie! said...

Very cool!!!! Who knew a snail could be so adorable???

Lynette said...

I am a preschool teacher and have been for 18 years now. I am usually very creative and can think outside the box very well. But I never ever thought up something like this Snazzy Snail (yes, nice name!) I LOVE this guy! It is simple enough, exciting for the kids to create (very colorful), and I will be borrowing this idea for sure. Thanks

Melissa Solomon said...

Your craft has been featured over at Daycare Spaces and Ideas!