Finger painting a snail is a really simple art activity. Focus with your kids on making a good circle, and show them how mixing two primary colors makes a different secondary color.

After you paint one, do another using different colors. Have your kids also make them different sizes, see if they can make a really small one.

Chuckers enjoyed this art activity even though it was very simple. He thought the snail was funny looking. You could also add other things to this snail to make him even crazier.

Finger Painting A Snail Focus:

  • Making a good circle.
  • Mixing primary colors to make a secondary color.
  • Bigger and smaller sizes.

If you’re having trouble watching the video here, watch Finger Painting A Snail on YouTube!

13 Responses

  1. Nancy Holder

    Prescious! I have to say, I like the fingers! I’m going to change my military kids to using the fingers more, esp when creating their secondary colors and introducing them to only one secondary at a time is GREAT! Thank you for your patience and generosity. (Oh, and I think maybe you compliment your son’s work more than your daughter’s- but maybe not!) haha!

    • Rob

      Haha, you’re probably right…I’ll work on that :)

      Hey, if you take pictures of your kids work, feel free to post it on our Facebook page. Chuckers and Hads would love to see other kids doing the same stuff :)

  2. Liezel

    Was great to watch, used your colour wheel the other day so my kids will mixing those colours using different paint this time and a different technique

    • Rob

      Awesome Liezel! Hey feel free to post pictures of their work on our Facebook page…Chuckers, and Hads would love to see other kids doing the same stuff :)

    • Rob

      Hey Deb! Thanks for asking, we use acrylic paint. I like it because it’s easy to wash off your hands, and pretty easy to wash off counters and bowls. When it dries it peels off most smooth surfaces. It also dries fairly quick, perfect for kid art.

      There are a bunch of other options though, I think crayola makes a good paint specifically for finger painting (we are planning to pick some up, to try out!) we’ll do a review on it soon ;)

      Hope this helps! And thanks very much for taking the time to leave a comment!

  3. Nadia

    Hi sir
    I really like your website and your wonderful ideas with your cute girls
    I am from Morocco and I have 3 kids
    My daughter is 3 years and 4 months. I love to do such things with her and tomorrow we will try this wonderful full tree
    My twin boys are 9 months and sure I will try it with them in the future
    Thank you so much and sure I will send you a feed back
    Best regards

    • Rob

      Hi Nadia!

      Glad you found us, and thanks for compliment. I hope your daughters enjoy the site too!

      Please stay in touch and let us know how it goes!

  4. Ruthie


    I’m stoked about your website. Thanks for sharing with all of us! I’m a homeschool mom to three kids and wanted something a little structured for dabbling in art. I’m not confident in art and need to learn just as much as they do. I’m planning on picking one project a week from your site for all of us to work on. So I guess your site is my art curriculum this year. ;) Thank you!!

    • Rob

      Hi Ruthie,

      I’m stoked you found us :) and very flattered that we’ll be in your curriculum this year. It really does mean a lot. BTW, I love the title of your blog.

      And, please let us know if your kids have any special requests on projects.



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