Since this week’s blog post was about how snakes slither, I thought it only appropriate that this week’s craft also be snake related.
I will pretty much guarantee that after you make this fun wrist cuff that your child will not take it off for the entire day.
Or at least the next five minutes, depending on your kid.
It’s a simple craft, like most of our crafts. All you’ll need is:
A toilet paper tube
Acrylic paint and paintbrush
A red permanent marker
Two googly eyes
Start by painting your toilet paper tube whatever color you want the snake’s body to be. I chose green. Let it dry.
When dry, start at the top and beginning cutting diagonally and around the toilet paper tube so in the end you have a corkscrew, but the toilet paper tube is still in one piece.
Thin your snake by then cutting along the same line. This will leave a defined edge around the snake when it becomes a cuff instead of it looking like a toilet paper tube around your arm.
At one end, color the snake’s tongue red, and if you want, you can also cut out a small triangle so the snake has an anatomically-correct forked tongue.
Apply two sticky googly eyes.
Wrap the snake around your child’s wrist for a fun dress-up accessory!