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!
Watercolour Snails is an easy summer time craft that you can do with your toddler or preschooler.
Here’s what you’ll need to create your own Watercolor Snails:
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- Watercolor Paint Set
- White paper
- Green, yellow, orange, pink and purple Construction Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Small dish for water
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.
Have your little one decorate their snails’ shells using the watercolours and brush.
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.
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.
Glue the painted snail shells on top of the body.
Glue the googly eyes to the head of the snail.
Using a marker add two antennas and a mouth as final touches to your watercolour snails!
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!