Before Chinese New Year, I had seen this cute snake craft at Diana Rambles. Unfortunately we didn’t get around to doing the craft as part of our Year of the Snake celebrations. However, after we saw a snake cross our path on a recent family hike, I decided to this craft now in honor of spring. 🙂
To do this craft, I gathered the following materials:
To get the kids started, I twisted the chenille stems into a diamond shape at the end in order to make the head of the snake (and also to make sure the beads didn’t fall off).
The kids got to work stringing beads into their snakes, providing a great opportunity for fine motor practice.
Once they finished making the beaded body of the snake, I turned down the end of the tail to keep the beads from falling off.
Then the kids added glue to the wiggle eyes.
And they put the wiggle eyes on the heads of their snakes.
We added a short segment of a red chenille stem to make the tongue.
And in the end, the kids made four very cute snakes to play with!
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