Getting your children to participate in craft activities is a great way to spark their imagination and encourage the development of their fine motor skills. For many stay at home children and children on holidays fun craft activities can break up the monotony of the day as it allows them to explore their creative side through creation and play. Participating in craft activities also helps to build children’s confidence and evokes a sense of accomplishment once completed. Paper craft activities are a fun and affordable way to get your kids interested in crafts. This paper snake craft activity is simple to make and is a fun activity that your children will love.
What you need: Green and red coloured paper Sticky tape Scissors Craft eyes Pencil
Steps: Step 1: Measure on a coloured piece of paper 50mm wide by 230mm long. Draw enough lines on the paper to cover the width.
Step 2: Cut out the strips of paper that you have measured.
Step 3: Pick up your first strip of paper and connect both of its ends together to form a cylinder shape. Place sticky tape on both the outside and inside of the overlapping ends of the paper.
Step 4: Take another strip of paper and place one end though the paper cylinder that you previously made. Connect both ends of the paper strip to form another cylinder shape. Place sticky tape on both the outside and inside of the overlapping ends of the paper. Both cylinder shapes should be connecting, similar to a chain.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you have enough connecting cylinders that resemble a chain. You should have a least one end that has a connecting cylinder that sits vertical.
Step 6: Glue two eyes onto the vertical cylinder at the end of the chain. Cut out a snake tongue and glue it underneath the eyes. Wait for the glue to dry and you are finished.