A quick paper activity that shouldn't create too much mess!


  • 1 Piece of A4 paper or craft card
  • 1 Sharpie or black marker pen
  • 1 Pair of scissors
  • 1 Set of colouring pencils


  1. On your paper or card draw a large spiral with about 2.5cm between the lines, add a head in the centre and taper down to a tail at the end
  2. Draw in some scales and get your kids to colour their snake in, they could also paint or collage this too
  3. Carefully cut along your line starting from the edge, once opened your snake should spill out from the centre, you can tie a pipe cleaner or piece of string to the head to hang or animate your snake!


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  • mle00
    • 23 Mar 2014
      12:50 pm

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  • This would look great spinning around when the wind catches it


  • These clever crafty ideas take me back to my primary school days. So clever and easy and creative.


  • What a great idea and less messy than other projects.


  • Cute and easy :)


  • A super cute idea for the little ones to make.


  • Great idea. Thank you for sharing


  • This is great! Will do this tomorrow. My toddler loves making snake noises so I am sure he will be hissing while colouring this in. :)


  • The only kind of snake that I like. Thanks.


  • Good thing to add to a project on native animals. Thanks


  • Very cute and fun! Thanks for sharing.


  • Great! Really nice idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • These would look great twirling in the wind


  • Thanks!! Will be trying this one this week with my kiddos as my little sister is also visiting this week!


  • Thanks for sharing this creative project; a good educational opportunity to make and colour different types of snakes and learn about snakes within Australia and in the world.

    • yes that def’ would bring in a educational factor to this play

      • We had a lot of fun with this snake project. :)


  • cool idea and too simple to do


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