DIY Snail Race
What you need
1/8-inch & 1/16-inch hole punches (optional, but helpful)
Utility Scissors (optional, but helpful)
Snail Racers PDF template (download here)
Punch the folded snails with a 1/8-inch hole punch. You can use the pointed end of skewer, but it can bend the card stock, so I don’t recommend this method.
The holes on the snails need to be loose enough for the skewers to turn and twist easily in the hole, but the skewer should not move too much. A standard 1/4-inch punch will not work.
You’ll notice that the spot marked for punching isn’t centered. This will help your snails bounce as they race!
Use utility scissors to cut the skewers into 2-inch sections. And adult should do this part. Use caution because the pieces can sometimes fly!
Slide a skewer piece through the punched holes of the snail, then slip a wheel on each side. Repeat with each set of wheels.
Have fun designing your snails with different combinations of wheels.
Give your snail a little push to get it ready to race. If the wheels aren’t turning, make sure that the holes on the folded snail are large enough.
Which snail will reach the finish line first? Award the winner with some veggies, a snail’s favorite snack.