Conker & Clay Snails

Make swirly snail-shells from conkers and squish their bodies from clay to make these colourful mini-beasts.

Conker & Clay Snails

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Decorate a conker with Deco Pens and self-adhesive gems. Allow to dry.
  2. Take a piece of dough and roll it into a long sausage shape about 7cm long, and shape one end upwards to make the snail’s face.
  3. Add a small amount of glue to the bottom of the conker and press it down into the snail’s body. Allow to dry.
  4. Cut two pieces of pipe-cleaner 5-6cms long, make curls at one end and gently press them into the top of the snail’s head.
  5. Peel and stick two wiggle eyes to the snail’s head to finish!
Conker & Clay Snails Conker & Clay Snails Conker & Clay Snails

Top Tip

Add some glue to the conker to help it stick to the clay.