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Paper Tube Snake

Paper Tube Snake
Messiness: High
Age Range: 4y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

Activity Designer

Stephanie Sims
167 Projects
Here's a slinky snake made from yarn and paper tubes. Make him long or short, and use any slithery colors and design you can imagine!

How We Did It

Paper Tube Snake
We used one paper towel roll and two bathroom tissue rolls.
Paper Tube Snake
Maddie chose her colors, and she began painting her whole rolls.
Paper Tube Snake
After the pieces were colored, we sat them aside, and waited for them to dry.
Paper Tube Snake
We cut the small rolls into three rings, and the larger one into about six or seven pieces. Next came the decorating! Maddie made dots and zigzags, stripes and diamonds. Then they were left to dry, too.
Paper Tube Snake

When they were completely dry, we punched two holes in each ring.

Paper Tube Snake

We cut a long length (around three feet) of yarn. Then Maddie decided which piece would be the tail. She wove the piece of yarn through the holes and settled it at the end of the string. Once done, she strung the other pieces onto the yarn, sliding the head on last.

Paper Tube Snake

When all the pieces were strung, we taped the yarn ends inside the tail piece and the head. Then we cut eyes and a tongue out of felt and glued them on.

Paper Tube Snake

It's finished! Now, let's find him a nice jungle branch to hang from...

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