Inspired by Sue Hendra’s charming story ‘Norman The Slug with the Silly Shell’, our Paper Plate Snail is all about letting imaginations sparkle to create snails with very silly shells.
Paint zig-zags, spots, splats or stripes. Add glitter, tissue paper or dry foods such as rice and lentils. Anything goes, making it the perfect craft for young children to freely explore and bringing the hilarity of ‘NORMAN The Slug with the Silly Shell’ to life.
NORMAN The slug with the Silly Shell has been one of Angel’s favourite books for years. She loves Norman’s crazy antics and his determination to fit in with the snails. Its fun bouncy pace and beautiful illustrations keeps children entranced until the end.
I warmly recommend the book and supported by our super fun Paper Plate Snail Craft, it’s the perfect duo for some quality time at home or within a group preschool setting.
Paper Plate Snail: Materials
NORMAN The Slug with the Silly Shell (US Link / UK Link )
Paint – A variety of Colours
Coloured Card or recycle an old cardboard box
Googly Eyes (US Link / UK Link )
Pipe Cleaners ( US Link /UK Link )
Paper Plate Snail
Arm your kiddies with paint, glitter, lentils or any other material you have available at home and let them loose on the paper plate.
Draw the outline or a slug onto the card, giving it ample width to ensure the paper plate can be securely stuck onto it.
Cut the slug shape out.
Using a short piece of pipe cleaner, pierce it into the head of the slug and twist to secure.
To finish off, stick the paper plate directly onto the slug and leave to dry.
My own children thoroughly enjoyed our Paper Plate Snail craft, with my 19 month old Cakes having a go too!
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