by Sara le Roux, Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District
When I was younger I had a pet snake and a gecko (aswell as the more usual cats, hamsters, gerbils and fish!) They are fantastic animals just to watch (and hold!) and when we recently went to a ‘Meet A Creature’ session (totally awesome session BTW) at Wentworth Castle Gardens I was pleased to see that Boo had no fear of holding unusual creatures and learning all about them.
Last time we went to the zoo we ended up spending a large part of our visit in the snake house…Boo was totally mesmerised by the huge “WORM! Mummy!” I thought we had done a pretty good job of explaining the difference to him but every time we now see a worm on our walk to pre-school Boo stands and hisses at it!
"SSSSSSSSSNAKE! SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!" :)
What You’ll Need
- Toilet roll tubes – or similar cardboard tubes
- Paint – we used ‘snake coloured’ Brian Clegg ready mixes – a.k.a orange and green - our snake was quite exotic!
- Brushes – we used ‘chubbie handled’ brushes
- Red cellophane – for the tongue – even paper or card would work just as well
- Hole punch
- Paper fasteners
- Wiggly eyes – we used self-adhesive ones
Boo was very excited to be making his own wiggly snake! We started by painting our tubes a lovely orange colour.
After they had dried a little we added in some snakey patterns in green and again put them to one side to dry.
I cut each end of the tubes so that they had pointed ends and also hole punched each end except one (this was to be our head).
Using the paper fasteners we connected each of the tubes together in a line until we had a lovely long snake.
Add in some jiggly eyes and a wiggly tongue and we were done!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 30 minutes
Day #71 DONE! 29 to go!