Monday, May 24

Craft: Stick Snakes

On craft day we made some stick snakes using a small stick, paint, thread and beads.

Our sticks were found on a walk. They had been weathered so no bark remained on them making an easy surface for painting.

We used both q-tips and paint brushes. My daughters preferred the brushes because it allowed for more paint.

The paint was regular washable poster paint.

After the paint dried a few hours later, my daughters chose a color of thread to wrap around the snake. We used small beads for eyes, which were glued on with craft glue and I used a hot glue gun to glue thread on for the tongue.

They are great for gentle play at our nature table, although on occasion they have been found hiding in a house plant or two =)


Debi said...

What fun! I think my kiddos would love creating their own stick snakes. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!


wow! we made a toy snake today too. must be in the stars or something!

Twig and Toadstool said...

Love the snakes! Now stick snakes I could learn to like...real snakes are another question! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm going to get onto making some snakes of our own here at the Toadstool!