The PEI Homeschoolers Science, Heritage Fairs,
Art & Craft Expo 2013
at the Christian Reformed Church Fellowship Hall.
from PEI Wildlife
Maddie and Micah began observing and learning about snails since September.
They got to know several snails before meeting the two that are shown here,
Snailie and Slimy.
They learned how to build them a habitat and how to care for garden snails.
Maddie and Micah each have their own snail in a small aquarium,
Introducing Snailie - Maddie's snail,
and Slimy - Micah's snail.
Snails are nocturnal animals, so that explains why they are sleeping now.
This is Slimy, on Micah's hand.
As you can see Slimy,
is quite comfortable and
is not withdrawing into his shell, as one would normally expect a snail to do when you find one outside.
They are quite happy to
crawl around in Micah's hand and up his arm.
A pet snail needs to have attention from its caretaker every day, to take it out and talk to it, etc.
A snail is both male and female in the same animal!
Needle Felted Wool Cat
a spindle can be done sitting, standing, walking, etc.
Julie shows how
...and wind up
from storyline, to rough sketches, to finished artwork, layout,
and keeping in style with the first book in the series
illustrated by his brother Gregory
illustrated with B & W ink, then coloured in Photoshop,
one episode each month.