DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Toilet Paper Roll Snake Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This is a simple three dimensional craft that is easy and fun for
children to make and play with. Older children can cut the
toilet paper rolls in half for more "joints" in their snake
(this is what we did in our photo). Younger children will want to leave the toilet paper rolls
whole as it can be tough to cut them.
- three or four toilet paper rolls (or a paper towel roll)
- construction paper
- hole punch,
- string, wool or ribbon.
- Optional: wiggly eyes
- Optional: Cut each toilet paper roll in half so you have twice as many, shorter tubes.
- Glue a piece of construction paper to each tube. You can use all one
color or you can make a multi colored snake (good colors practice).
- Punch a hole at the front and back (two holes) in all but two of the tubes.
- Those two will be the head and the tail.
- Punch just one hole in these two tubes
- Thread a piece of string or wool through the holes of each tube
(like you're sewing them together).
- Tie off the string at the head and tail.
- Don't make the string too tight or your snake won't wiggle.
- Decorate your snake further with sticker polka dots, marker, paint, etc.
- Cut a tongue shape from red construction paper
- Fold a small tab at the end and glue it onto the head (the
- Glue on wiggly eyes or draw eyes on with a marker
- or cut eyes out of red construction paper and draw an eye slit
in the middle of each with a black marker
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