My children have all loved playing with snails at some point in their lives. They really are pretty neat!
Right now my daughter just adores snails! We were very bored outside the other day, so she suggested we paint the snails she had found. And so, we did.
We were extra careful to only get paint on the shells, and not the fleshy parts of each snail.
Note: We used non toxic, washable paint that we later rinsed away. No Snails were harmed :)