Monday, 9 May 2011

Garden Snails - made from recycled CDs


Introducing Sydney & Sophia...



These stylish snails were made from old CDs, a thick lolly stick, elastic thread & some superglue.

To make them Minnie (with close supervision) covered one side of a CD with superglue & stuck the lolly stick to the bottom of the CD. We then added a little more glue to the lolly stick before sticking the other CD on top. To make the antennae, we stuck 2 short lengths of elastic in between the CDs next to the lolly stick. After adding eyes & a mouth Sydney was finished!

We felt Sophia needed a little more colour, so Minnie set to work decorating Sophia's shell by weaving some old remnants of wool & pipe cleaners in & around the CD.

Minnie then threaded her snails onto a length of elastic so we could hang them up in the garden.


Our two recycled snails make great garden decorations & will hopefully act as bird/rabbit deterrents next to our newly planted spring flowers & sunflowers!


The CD snails could be decorated with glass pens/paint, acrylic paint, fabric remnants, sequins/glitter, anything really, the decorations just need to be water resistant if hanging outside.


Great for encouraging creativity & design, hand eye-co-codination, fine motor skills, & an interest in nature.



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