DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Springy Spiral Snake
You've probably made springy coil snakes from paper plates at some time in your life -- I
remember making one at camp about 25 years ago (eep, has it been that long already!?)
Note: To make a paper plate version, you just
paint the paper plate green (or your choice of snake
color). Then you cut a coil shape from the paper plate,
decorate it further as a snake and hang it from the roof.
On this page, I've provided instructions and a paper craft template
that makes a similar project to the traditional paper plate coil
snake. You can also check out the Halloween
version of the same project.
- one sheet of card stock or thin cardboard (old cereal boxes work well) -- I used green card stock so it matched the snake.
- hole punch,
- string, wool or ribbon
- Print out the template of choice.
- If using the B&W version, color in the template.
- Glue the template onto a piece of cardstock or thin cardboard.
- Let dry.
- Cut out the outline of the spiral snake.
- Cut along the spiral line to make a springy spiral snake.
- Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the center of the snake (the tip of the tail).
- Thread a piece of string through the hole and tie it on.
- Hang your springy spiral snake!
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
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