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S Is for Snail Handprint Craft

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S Is for Snail Craft

S is for snail! Help your toddler learn about the letter S by making a fun snail handprint craft.

Materials

  • Red and pink nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some red paint and pink onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s palm and another cotton ball to spread a thin layer of pink paint on your child’s thumb.
  3. Press the fingerless handprint into the center of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a paintbrush to paint an eye and two antennae in red on the thumb of the handprint.
  6. Use a paintbrush to paint “S is for snail” in pink on the paper.

Pink and Red Acrylic Paint Red Palm Print with Pink Thumbprint

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Adding a Red Eye and Red Antennae Finished S Is for Snail Craft

Completed S Is for Snail Craft

For another fun snail craft, try my Valentine’s Day Heart Snail Craft.

Image Credits

S Is for Snail Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Pink and Red Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red Palm Print with Pink Thumbprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Red Eye and Red Antennae © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished S Is for Snail Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed S Is for Snail Craft © 2017 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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