Sunday, April 7, 2013

Snail--Paper Craft Project

 A fun and easy paper craft project.
 





Materials:
  • lightweight paper in several different colors for snail
  • green paper for leaves(could be lightweight or heavyweight paper)
  • pencils
  • white glue
Preparation:
1. Use the template A to cut out the snail bodies.
2. Use the template B to cut out the leaves
3. Prepare a photo of a snail.


In-class:
1. Show a photo of the snail and talk about how snails look like.
2. Tell the children that they are going to make a snail with paper
3. Demonstrate how to roll the snail body strip with a pencil.
    Tips: Roll the paper from the side marked with a star.
4. Pass the snail body strip and pencil to children.
    Could be hard for children 2 to 3 years old, so assist children to roll the paper if necessary.
5. When snail body is rolled, glue it on a leaf to complete the project.

Other ideas:
* Use patterned paper for snail body or leaf for fun visual effect.
* Tell children to draw the details to the leaf with marker, crayons, etc before gluing the snail.

2 comments:

  1. Nice! I'll try this tomorrow with my ESL kids in Siberia. They're in the 4-5 year age bracket.

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  2. This looks great and is excellent for fine motor with a creative snail at the end. I know my class are going to love making this. Thank you

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