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Paper Craft for Kids - Slimey the Snail

This snail is a simple idea to keep young crafters busy for a while. The pieces are easily cut out and glued together. And when they are finished, they can be proud of their accomplishment and have a nice new addition to decorate their room or window.



Crafts for Kids - Paper Crafts - Summer Crafts - Slimey the Snail Craft Idea

For this project you will need:

- green, middle brown and beige cardboard or cardstock
- black thin marker
- colored pencils
- scissors
- craft glue
- string for hanging

Ages 6 and older

Craft Pattern:

Snail and Leaf Template

Snail and Leaf Templates





Instructions for a one sided snail:

1. Print out the snail pattern and transfer the pattern on the appropriate colored cardboard. You will need 1 snail body, 1 snail shells, 5 leaves of which 2 are “munched” (see pattern).

Paper Snail Tutorial 1
2. Cut out all of the pieces.

Paper Snail Tutorial 2
3. Color the edges of each piece with a colored pencil that is a shade darker. This gives them more depth.

Paper Snail Tutorial 3
4. Draw the face details on the snail.

5. Glue one leaf at the bottom of the snail body and glue one peeking out from behind the snail. Then glue on the snail shell.
6. Arrange and glue the remaining leaves at the bottom of the snail. Leave the snail tail showing a little bit.
7. Cut two small pointed pieces out to use as “feelers” and glue them behind the head.
8. When all pieces are glued, find the middle of the snail and poke a hole with a needle and tie a piece of thread through the hole for hanging.

If you would like the snail to be two-sided, just double the amount of pieces and cut those out in reverse. Then glue the pieces to the backside of the snail, matching the shapes so it will look perfect from both sides.

Illustrated Craft Tutorial:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Make Patterns and Permanent Templates


Detail of Paper Snail

Paper Snail Craft for Kids
If you decorate both sides equally, it may be hung in a window or free in a room, and looks good on both sides.





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