Cotton Ball Painted Snail Paper Plate Craft

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Cotton Ball Painted Snail Paper Plate Craft
Cotton Ball Painted Snail Paper Plate Craft

"You don’t need a lot of special supplies to make this Cotton Ball Painted Snail Paper Plate Craft. This craft is fairly easy and early elementary kids can make it themselves and kindergarteners and preschooler should only need minimal help. This paper plate craft is great to reinforce practicing colors, patterns and cutting skills. This is what you need to make a Cotton Ball Painted Snail Paper Plate Craft: a paper plate, craft paints, cotton balls, a clothespin, googly eyes, a fuzzy stick, glue, and scissors."

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Materials List

  • Paper plate
  • Craft paints
  • Cotton balls
  • Clothespin
  • Googly eye
  • Fuzzy stick
  • Glue
  • Scissors


  1. To make the snail , start cutting the paper plate from the outside, in a continuous circle until you reach the middle. This will create a spiral shape. Trim the edge and round the snail “head”.

  2. Glue a googly eye into place, twist the fuzzy stick into a snail antenna shape and glue to the back of the paper plate.

  3. Use the clothespin to pick up the cotton balls, dip them into various paint colors and dab all over the snail body.

  4. Draw a smile, let dry and you have a cute snail! Just be sure to keep him out of the garden!

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