Embark on a delightful crafting adventure with our Snail Sticky Board Craft! This imaginative and interactive activity is perfect for kids who love to explore their artistic side while having fun with developing their fine motor skills. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps of creating a whimsical snail sticky board using simple materials like cardboard, contact paper, markers, and a variety of decorative items. So, let’s dive into the world of creativity and watch as your little artists bring their snails to life with colorful flair and endless imagination!
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Before we begin, gather these materials to create the Snail Sticky Board Craft:
- Cardboard (large enough for the snail body)
- Contact paper (self-adhesive or sticky-back)
- Scissors and box cutters (adult supervision required for using box cutters)
- Markers (for drawing the snail’s body)
- Decorative items (small Pom Poms, beads, construction paper, gem stones, etc.)
Crafting the Snail Sticky Board
- Form the Snail shell:
Start by cutting out a snail shell from the cardboard. Trace a large circle on the cardboard and cut it out with boxcutters.
- Add the Sticky Layer:
Cover the circle with a piece of contact paper, ensuring it sticks smoothly over the back of the cardboard. The sticky layer will allow your little ones to decorate their snail shell with an assortment of colorful items. The sticky side should be facing up.
- Draw the Snail Body:
Using markers, draw the details of the snail’s body beside the circle with the contact paper. Let your child’s imagination take charge as they design the snail’s face, eyes, and patterns. You can add googley eye for added element of fun!
- Decorate the Snail Shell:
Use a black marker to draw a spiral on the shell and they can decorate the spiralor you can leave it blank and let your child decorate it as they wish. Now comes the fun part! Provide your little artists with an array of decorative items like small Pom Poms, pony beads, construction paper, and gem stones. Encourage them to embellish the snail’s shell with a mosaic of colors and textures, adding a touch of whimsy to their creation.
Learning through Play
The Snail Sticky Board Craft is not only an enjoyable art project but also an opportunity for learning and development:
- Fine Motor Skills: Picking up and placing the decorative items refines fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
- Creativity and Imagination: Designing the snail’s body and decorating the shell encourage imaginative play and artistic expression.
- Sensory Play: The sticky surface and variety of textures offer a sensory-rich experience that captivates young minds.
- Color Recognition: Sorting and choosing decorative items in different colors reinforces color recognition skills.
- Pattern Recognition: Making patterns along the snail’s shell using the decorative items.
The Snail Sticky Board Craft is a delightful and engaging activity that opens the door to a world of creativity and sensory play. As your little artists draw the snail’s body and decorate the shell with a medley of colors, their imaginations will flourish with each tiny detail they add. So, gather your materials and let your child’s creativity shine as they craft their charming snail sticky board. Watch their faces light up with joy and pride as they proudly display their snail masterpiece, a testament to the wonders of creative exploration and fun! Happy crafting!
This activity is good for toddlers aged children 3 years old and up with adult assistance.
The mess level for this activity is low.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.