Watercolour Snails

Ants and snails and potato bugs oh my! Summer is here and so are the bugs. I’ve always said even though we live in the city I feel like our backyard is like a jungle with all the wildlife back there from insects to raccoons there is no shortage of things to inspire our craft time!

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Watercolour Snails is an easy summer time craft that you can do with your toddler or preschooler.

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Here’s what you’ll need to create your own Watercolor Snails:

 Supplies

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Easy Directions to Make a Watercolours Snails

Cut out two circle from the white paper. I flipped a bowl upside down on the white paper and traced around it to get two perfect circles. I then cut them out with scissors.

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Have your little one decorate their snails’ shells using the watercolours and brush.

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Process Art

This is a great opportunity for your little to express their creativity. My daughter loved purples, and when painting always like to paint with black and brown! Set it aside to dry.

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Cut of bodies for the snails using the other coloured construction paper. The shape of the snail body is like a big long bean (see below). Glue them to a sheet of pink paper.

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Glue the painted snail shells on top of the body.

Glue the googly eyes to the head of the snail.

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Using a marker add two antennas and a mouth as final touches to your watercolour snails!

Total Hit

This was a great art activity that was part process art and part structured and perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!

WILL YOU TRY WATERCOLOURS -SNAILS WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE THIS SPRING? Pin it for later!

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