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Snail and the whale craft

Snail and the whale craft

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

  • Paper plate
  • Card
  • Glue
  • Blue paint
  • Black Marker
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes

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.

Snail and the whale craft

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.

Snail and the whale craft

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.

Snail and the whale craft

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.

Snail and the whale craft

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.

Snail and the whale craft

Finish off by sticking down your snail on the whale’s tail. How cute do they look?!

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