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.


  1. What a fun garden project, love the plain one with the reflections. Cute & creative creatures!

  2. Very pretty! Hope it helps keep away those "real" pesky slugs and snails...

    Thanks for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  3. This is great!! I would love to feature it in my 10 new uses post tomorrow (it is going to be on cd's) AND I would love if you linked this up to my Made by Little Hands Monday party!! Your link up is also an entry to a giveaway!! Hope to see you there!
    Have a great day!

  4. This kind of snail I would welcome in my garden!