Snail with the Heart: Paper Snails-Lovers

Snail with the Heart

A snail with a heart is a simple Valentine’s Day craft. You will need a minimum of materials, time and skills to make it.

You will need:

  1. One strip of cardboard;
  2. The stripe of the colored paper;
  3. The glue stick, scissors;
  4. The moving eyes, markers.

Snail with the Heart

Snail with a Heart Step by Step

Body

Prepare two identical strips: the cardboard and paper ones. The body will be made of the cardboard strip, and a shell in the form of a heart will be made of the paper one.

Their length can be different, depending on the desired size of the snail. For example, the strip can be cut from the long side of A4 paper, about 3 cm wide.

Take only half a strip of cardboard for the body. On one side of it, cut a small rectangle to make the snail’s barb.

Snail with the Heart

Fold the barb forward, and fold the strip itself in half to form a body.

 Snail with the Heart

Making the heart-shell of a snail in love

Take the strip of the colored paper. Make two cuts on both sides to the middle of the strip. Note that one cut should be on one side of the strip, and the second one – on the opposite.

Snail with the Heart

Insert one cut into the other and you get this kind of fish.

Snail with the Heart

Then make a fold in the middle of the ring, open the ends to form a stand.

Snail with the Heart

Redirect the fold itself and secure with the glue. You get a pretty heart.

Snail with the Heart

Glue the heart on the body of a snail.

Snail with the Heart

Draw the eyes with a felt-tip pen on the barb, or paste the moving ones. Complete the snail with a heart smile drawn with a red felt-tip pen.

Snail with the Heart

Snail with the Heart

Now you have the snail in love, it just needs a Valentine, which can be made of paper of a slightly different shade.

Snail with the Heart

Snail with the Heart

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