Here in Italy Halloween is not quite celebrated, but yesterday I saw some children going around asking “Trick or Treat?”, so I guess… we’re getting americanized. I didn’t post any Halloween themed craft, but this snail COULD be a differend and unusual halloween monster to create with kids (I kind of hate pumpkins, bats and ghosts after 1 month of halloween themed crafts) 😀
You just need some empty snail shells (kids can collect them), some silicone and a little bit of ink, the color you like.
Before going to the tutorial, I’d like to thank Toni from Design Dazzle, who chose my Garden Bees as one of her favorites crafts of the week. That was a great opportunity to reach some new readers and show off a little bit with my friends. 🙂
Here’s the little button I am now so proud of:
What you’ll need:
empty snail shells
empty silicone sealant tube and silicone sealant
1) Break a marker and squeeze its ink in a bowl/plastic cup. Add silicone.
2) Mix well.
3) Transfer the silicone mixture in the exhausted silicone tube. Squeeze it (with the sealant gun) in the snail shell. The silicone must enter well inside the shell. Then, we can “polish the head of our snail using just a piece of paper, or a spoon.
4) Set the snail on a piece of parchment paper (so it doesn’t stick to it).
5) Shape the antennas with some metal whire, dip them into the snail’s head (obviously the silicone must not be completely solid yet)
6) Let it rest. You may also make some striped snails, by mixing different inks, but just roughly.
I hope you like the idea and the tutorial. Please comment and share your own versions 🙂
I’ll be linking this project here: