The snail and the whale written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler is by far my son’s favourite book. I can pretty safely say that i now know the entire story off by heart. Fortunately i love every children’s book they’ve ever made together so it’s never a chore reading it over and over. The BBC also aired a short film of the snail and the whale at christmas too which we absoloutely love to snuggle up and watch. It was from watching this that we came up with our cute snail and the whale craft which has taken pride of place next to his paper plate gruffalo in his room!
You will need
Take your paper plate and paint on a blue crescent on the top half of your whale’s head. Put your plate to one side to dry.
Take your A4 piece of card and cut out the shape of your whale’s tail. If necessary, paint your tail blue and put aside to dry.
Cut out the shapes to make your snail, you’ll need a slug shaped body, two feelers and a curvy shell. Use a marker to decorate your shell.
Glue your pieces of snail together and then finish her off by adding two googly eyes and by drawing on a big smiley mouth.
Now to make your whale! Take your marker and draw a smiley mouth along your blue crescent line. Draw several lines down from the mouth to the bottom of the plate.
Cut out two white circles for your whale’s eyes and use your marker to colour some pupils. Glue them down on your paper plate.
Finish off by sticking down your snail on the whale’s tail. How cute do they look?!
If you've followed the blog at all you will know that my son is mad about all things under the sea. He loves learning about the ocean environment and its inhabitants though his books and we read some of national geographic kids ultimate oceanpedia almost every single day. He loves watching documentaries together too and more often than not hes the one teaching me something new! It was actually him who gave me the idea for this cute paper plate jellyfish
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How sweet are these little pipe cleaner apple magnets? It took us a couple of tries to perfect them but now weve got them figured and wanted to share them with you all! In fact, we've got so good at making them that it only takes us a few minutes on each. My son recently Made some sweet apple and worm cards for his teachers as due to current situation he wont be going back to school this year and he wanted to make extra to gift them too. Such a sweet little idea!