It is difficult for the little ones to draw large! I had them practice several snail shell swirls on the back and then do a large one on the front. I also demonstrated how the shell goes to the top and bottom of the page as I kept repeating "use the whole page". Most of them got it.
Ask students to draw a repeating pattern in the shell and a different repeating pattern in the body.
Most of them got it!
Then watercolor paint the snail.
Start by putting one dot in the center of the page.
Then spin out from the dot...get bigger and bigger and bigger!
This lesson was inspired by the work of artist David Klein and I found it on the blog: