Slinky Snake Activity

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Updated on Mar 7, 2012

Snakes come in all shapes and sizes, from the harmless little garden snake to the massive anaconda of the Amazon! There are venomous and nonvenomous snakes in almost every part of the world. Create this homemade slinky snake from recycled materials with your child. It can move and slither about, just like a real snake, making this a great project to study the snakes of your area.

What You Need:

  • Tissue rolls
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Acrylic paint
  • Construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Hole puncher
  • Glue

What You Do:

  1. Have your child measure and cut the tissue rolls into 1.5" pieces, for the snake sections.
  2. Once he's decided what kind of snake he wants to make, he can paint the snake sections with a color or pattern like the real thing.
  3. Let the paint dry completely. Then punch two holes on the edge of each snake section.
  4. Cut the pipe cleaners into 3" segments until you have enough for each hole in the snake.
  5. String the pip cleaner pieces through the holes, and twist them into a chain to connect the segments. Make it as long as you want for the body of the snake!
  6. Next, draw a head and tail for the snake on construction paper, and cut them out.
  7. Glue the head and tail to the ends of the snake's body.
  8. Add some googly eyes to the head. Now you are ready for your snake to slither around the room, looking for prey!