Time to make more DIY handmade 'plushie' mascots out of socks! As volunteers prep up for International Year of the Reef 2018 activities!
Molluscs include marine snails with shells. They are quite familiar as most people have seen land snails. One easy way to make plushie snails is with children's mittens of different colours. Unpick the wrist band for a longer base, insert oval cardboard to form the flat foot. Cut and swap out the tops for more colour.
Spider conch has large eyes on stalks because this snail does not creep slowly along. It actually hops and needs to see where it is going.
file clam looks like.
Giant clams! They have wavy 'lips' and a tube (called the siphon) which they can use to squirt water.
Big head seagrass octopus is commonly seen on Changi. It has a big head with short arms.
Reef octopus is commonly seen on our reefs!
Squids and cuttlefishes are also molluscs! Cuttlefishes have frilly 'wings' around the body edge. Squids have smaller wings at the end of the body which is more bullet shaped.
sea slugs such as nudibranchs. They are super easy and fun to make out of scraps and leftover materials.
Find out more about the molluscs of Singapore on the wild fact sheets of wildsingapore.
Did you make a mollusc plushie? I would love it if you could share a photo of it!
This article is written for Celebrating Singapore Shores as part of International Year of the Reef 2018.