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


Material

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

Method

  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!

Notes

If you are not a confident drawer you should be able to find a printable online!




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  • mle00
    • 23 Mar 2014
      12:50 pm

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  • 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. :)

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

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

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  • Very cute and fun! Thanks for sharing.

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

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  • These would look great twirling in the wind

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

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  • 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. :)

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  • cool idea and too simple to do

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  • Great idea, my kids have made these snakes at school. They look great when they stretch out.

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  • what a cool idea, thanks for sharing

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  • This is so cute and well done thanks for sharing

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  • That looks really good. Well done

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  • how cute and easy is this to make, thanks for sharing :)

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  • My three year old son would love to do this! Am going to have to give it a go!

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