Make a Paper Plate Snail with Us!

One of our favorite parts of spring? Seeing little snails slowly walking in the grass outside! You can make your own snail with us today!
Creative Clubhouse KIDS

What You’ll Need​

  • Sheet of Color Paper
    We chose yellow!
  • Paper Plate
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Glue and/or Tape
  • Safety Scissors

What To Do

  1. Cut your paper plate in half and make sure the edge is smooth.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  2. Make a spiral pattern and color in your snail’s shell any color(s) you’d like! We chose yellow, purple, and blue!
  3. Using the shell as your guide, trace the body of your snail. Since snails are slimy, we used curvy lines!
  4. Cut out your snail’s body.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  5. Cut your pipe cleaner in half, and then in half again! Curve the pipe cleaners at the very top and attach to the back of your snail.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  6. Draw two eyes and a smile on your snail!
  7. Using glue or tape, attach the snail’s shell to the snail’s body.

And now you have your paper plate snail!

Grown-Ups

Show us your little one’s snail on Instagram @nycchildrenstheater or email a picture to [email protected].

Throughout spring we’ll be sharing a new craft every Thursday for you and your family to do together as part of NYCCT’s Creative Clubhouse! 

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