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Easy Paper Plate Snail Craft Painted with Cotton Balls

This easy snail craft for kids uses a fun cotton ball painting technique that makes this snail art! Kids of all ages, especially preschool & Kindergarten, will enjoy this simple snail craft that combines fine motor skills of cutting and cotton ball stamp painting. This snail craft is great for the classroom or at home because you only need a few craft supplies.

Cotton Ball Painted Snail Paper Plate Craft with a paper plate cut to look like a snail, green pipe cleaner antennas, googly eye, and smile with neon paint.
Let’s make a snail craft from a paper plate!

Easy Snail Craft

Making a snail is a fairly easy craft 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.

Related: Our favorite paper plate crafts

Our kids loved painting with cotton balls. Using cotton balls like a stamp is a great way to keep your child busy. This is one of our favorite paper plate crafts for kids.

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Paper Plate Snail Craft

Supplies Needed

Snail cotton ball painting with yellow, blue, prink, and green neon pains with a cotton balls, scissors, clothes pin, spiral cut paper plate, and google eyes.
The neon pains make this snail craft so bright and fun.

How To Make This Colorful Paper Plate Snail Craft

Step 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.

Step 2

Trim the edge and  round the snail “head”.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

paper plate snail craft with orange, green, blue, and pink splatters on the paper plate body.
This snail craft is great for small kids!

Finished Snail Craft for Kids

Isn’t this snail paper plate craft adorable?!

What a great activity for any spring  theme or lesson plan.

Prep Time
5 minutes

Active Time
15 minutes

Additional Time
10 minutes

Total Time
30 minutes

Difficulty
easy

Estimated Cost
under $10

Materials

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

Instructions

  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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How did your snail craft turn out? What colors did you cotton ball paint your paper plate snail?



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