Hisss! Transport your kid from the suburbs to the Sahara with this fun and easy craft! Recycle and transform a paper tube into a slithery serpent with a few simple supplies. Creating a tube snake is a quick way to spark your kid's creativity and show how a basic cylinder can be transformed using basic tools. Here's one snake that's Mom and little sister approved!
What You Need:
- Recycled cardboard tube
- Tempera or acrylic paint
- Googly eyes
- Red construction paper
- Glue stick
What You Do:
- Have your child paint the recycled paper tube the color of their snake. They can add dots, scales, stripes or any other pattern they wish. Allow to dry completely.
- Help him to cut the painted tube starting from the very top edge at a slight angle, slowly turning the tube as it is being cut. This will create a coil, which will become his snake. Cut all the way until the very end of the tube.
- He can now choose which end of the tube looks most like the head and which looks like the tail. Place the snake on a flat surface with the head on top.
- Have him glue two googly eyes on the head of the snake.
- Cut out a small fork-shaped tongue from the red construction paper and glue it on the back side of the head.
- Finally, have him gently stretch out the coil to elongate the body and pull the tail slightly out to make his tube snake ready to slither!