Do-It-Yourself Snake

Cardboard cylinders of toilet paper - a real treasure for a person with creative thinking. Enough to make a little effort to turn these blanks into the most unusual images. For example, from several rolls you get the original children's handicraft snake.

What to prepare in advance for work:

  • several cardboard tubes;
  • paints and wide brush;
  • glue;
  • toy eyes;
  • tweezers;
  • long stick (you can use a rolling pin);
  • stationery knife or scissors.
 handicraft snake

handicraft snake

We proceed.

We paint the cardboard cylinder in any bright color - both outside and inside. It is very convenient to use aerosol paints for this purpose, but it is possible to do with ordinary ones, such as gouache or watercolor. After painting, let the paint dry.

 Paint the rolls

Paint the rolls

Cut the roll in a spiral in the form of a fairly wide strip. For this it is convenient to use a sharp stationery knife, but scissors are also suitable.The width of the strip depends on how long the snake will be: the wider the strip, the longer the snake must be, otherwise it will look unnatural. To make the snake longer, we glue several rolls together.

 Cut the rolls

Cut the rolls

Now, to separate the snake rings from each friend and fix them, put the resulting spiral on the stick. We draw a pattern on each ring - for example, we put dots with a paint of a contrasting hue.

 Spread and paint

Spread and color

 Serpentine pattern

Snake pattern

When the pattern is dry, the snake can be folded into a ball.

 Folded snake

Folded snake

Find the tip of the resulting ball, paint it red - it will be a language.

 Tongue

Tongue

At a short distance from the tongue we glue the eyes . To make it easier, keep the tip of the snaketweezers.

Glue the eyes

Glue the eyes

 Eyes

Eyes

Make our snake a forked tongue.
 Tongue

Tongue

Well that's all - our handmade Snake is made by our own hands!

The snakes are ready

Snakes are ready

 Our snakes

Our snakes

This craft will be a good decoration for the garden, veranda or terrace. And since it’s not difficult to make a snake with a child, you can make several such snakes and make a decorative composition from them.



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