Halloween Snails

31 Ott

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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:

Design Dazzle


What you’ll need:

empty snail shells

marker

empty silicone sealant tube and silicone sealant

sealant gun

metal wire

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.

This is how the sealant gun should look like before you squeeze the silicone into the snail shell.

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🙂

Cecilia

I’ll be linking this project here:

PhotobucketThe Stuff of SuccessDesign Dazzle

3 Risposte to “Halloween Snails”

  1. designdazzle 4 novembre 2011 a 09:03 #

    You are very welcome about featuring the garden bees as one of my favorites! Thanks for linking up. You are full of good ideas : )

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