CD Snail

Snails may be slow but this craft is super fast and is a great way to recycle old CDs.

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  • CD Snail
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  • CD Snail
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Let's Get Started!


Trace a CD.

Trace a CD onto a piece of yellow construction paper. This will be where you glue the shell of your snail.
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Create a body.

Draw a body that attaches to the circle you just traced on the yellow construction paper.
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Cut it out.

Cut out the entire shape and put aside.
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Trace a CD, again.

Trace a CD on a piece of purple construction paper.
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Cut it out, again.

Cut the circle out.
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Draw a spiral.

Draw a spiral on the circle.
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Cut spiral.

Cut along the line your drew.
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Cut spiral, again.

Cut down the spiral, so that you end up with two spirals. Put one aside, you won't need it for this snail. Use it to make another!
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Glue spiral.

Glue the spiral onto the CD and put it aside to dry completely.
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Create a face.

Draw a face onto your snail with a marker.
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Glue the CD.

Glue the CD shell onto your snail’s body.
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Fold a pipe cleaner.

Fold a pipe cleaner in half to make a V.
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Cut a pipe cleaner.

Cut the pipe cleaner in half and put one piece aside.
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Bend antenna.

Fold the piece you have in a V and bend down the ends.
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Attach antenna.

Tape the pipe cleaner to the back of your snail's head to make antenna!
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