Every Monday and Wednesday mornings, I head over to my Facebook page and create crafts lives with children all around the world. Today we created this snail craft inspired by Matisse’s masterpiece The Snail. I love teaching young children about art by creating. While our snail craft is a little more naturalistic than Matisse’s vision of a snail, the same technique of paper cuts and collage is used. You can watch the whole video below or follow this tutorial to make your own craft inspired by Matisse’s snail.
Gather your materials. To make this snail craft you will need some construction paper in various colors, glue, paper plate, scissors, and a googly eye. I also used a print out of the Matisse painting, to show the children how the artist created the artwork. I am often asked about great scissors for kids and these Fiskars are my favorite – use my affiliate link here to find some –> kid scissors.
Start by cutting the paper into shapes. They don’t have to be standard shapes, Matisse rarely used standard shapes in his opting instead to use scissors to cut all kinds of forms.
Add glue in a spiral.
Add the paper.
Let dry and cut out a head, some antennae, and glue on your googly eye.
Add the head to the body! What a rad snail!
Watch The Video Here
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