I love this funny silly story about donuts, fitting in and dubious fashion sense! The illustrations are electricly colourful and almost seem to leap off the page they’re so vibrant, which is exactly what has prompted this story time craft:
You will need:
- paper plates (make sure they’re not too plasticy)
- pipe cleaners cut in half
- A4 card cut into two rounded oblongs
- A bucketload of shredded tissue paper
- Pritt sticks
Tip: Always have a Blue Peter-esque craft made before you start. Each time I haven’t had time to get one ready the kids have taken a little longer to figure out exactly what it is they were supposed to do. Explanations only go so far with very little story timers – seeing is doing!
To make your snail, first glue the billyo out of that plate and stick on as many pieces of tissue paper as you can until the top of the plate is covered. Flip your plate over and glue about a third of the back of the plate before pressing on your oblong snail body. Flip it over again and add a smiley face to your snail. The finishing touch is a pair of pipe cleaner antennae sellotaped to the back of your snail’s head.
As with several story times I got the inspiration for this one from Pinterest. Find the original idea from Scholastic here, find Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell here and for more story time ideas please feel free to check my Pinterest boards.