Eco Snails

Eco Snails

Kick off the season of outdoor fun and art adventures with this creative outdoor art experience. Children will enjoy using their imaginations to bring these shelled creatures to life. The colorful, upcycled, whimsical eco snails are sure to be a summertime favorite!

Required Materials:


Cut out one section of a recycled styrofoam egg carton.


Have children use Kwik Stix to decorate the snails shell in whatever colors, patterns, or design they choose.


Give children a portion of air dry clay to roll, form, and shape into the body of the snail.


Ask children to place two wiggly eyes on the snail. Lastly, place the decorated shell on the snail's body and allow children to delight in their creation!

Introduce summer fun with this activity and more! Browse our selection of classroom arts and crafts and related resources to welcome warm wishes and to start planning creative activities and crafts.

Additional Resources

Exploring Science on the Playground
How to Create an Outdoor Art Studio
Developing and Implementing an Outdoor Classroom