What you need:
- Googly eyes
- Fine paintbrush
Step 1: Paint patterns on the ‘shell’
Choose a nice large conker and paint patterns to make a swirly snail shell. Spirals and spots work well. Use bright, vibrant paints so your designs really stand out. We used acrylic paint which is better for this craft than kids paints.
Step 2: Make the snail body
Knead some Plasticine until it is nice and soft and then use your hands to make it into a shape that looks like a snail’s body. You could use air drying clay instead of Plasticine if you prefer.
Step 3: Bring your snail to life
Place your conker shell onto the Plasticine body. Press on googly eyes and use your nail to make a little smile. We made feelers by cutting leaf stalks and pressing them into the head, adding two little blobs of Plasticine on top.