Day #71 Slithering Snakes!

sara le rouxby Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District

When I was younger I had a pet snake and a gecko (aswell as the more usual cats, hamsters, gerbils and fish!)  They are fantastic animals just to watch (and hold!) and when we recently went to a ‘Meet A Creature’ session (totally awesome session BTW) at Wentworth Castle Gardens I was pleased to see that Boo had no fear of holding unusual creatures and learning all about them.

Last time we went to the zoo we ended up spending a large part of our visit in the snake house…Boo was totally mesmerised by the huge “WORM! Mummy!”  I thought we had done a pretty good job of explaining the difference to him but every time we now see a worm on our walk to pre-school Boo stands and hisses at it!


What You’ll Need

  • Toilet roll tubes – or similar cardboard tubes
  • Paint – we used ‘snake coloured’ Brian Clegg ready mixes – a.k.a orange and green – our snake was quite exotic!
  • Brushes – we used ‘chubbie handled’ brushes
  • Red cellophane – for the tongue – even paper or card would work just as well
  • Hole punch
  • Paper fasteners
  • Scissors
  • Wiggly eyes – we used self-adhesive ones
  • Sellotape

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Boo was very excited to be making his own wiggly snake!  We started by painting our tubes a lovely orange colour.

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After they had dried a little we added in some snakey patterns in green and again put them to one side to dry.

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I cut each end of the tubes so that they had pointed ends and also hole punched each end except one (this was to be our head).

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Using the paper fasteners we connected each of the tubes together in a line until we had a lovely long snake.

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Add in some jiggly eyes and a wiggly tongue and we were done!


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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 30 minutes

Day #71 DONE! 29 to go!

Sara x