We’ve been collecting plastic bread clips for weeks and wondering what to do with them. When Miss Possum suggested we use them as scales for a snake craft, I was stunned. I couldn’t have thought up recycling bread clips in a better project.
What you’ll need:
- This snake finger puppet printable by Mr Printables
- Cardboard (we used a cereal box)
- A good craft glue
- Around 20 bread clips
- 2-3 pegs
How to make this snake craft:
- Glue the snake printable onto the cardboard.
- Once the glue has dried you can cut out the snake.
- Bend the head and stick it together (see snake image above).
- Cut the bread clips in half.
- Stick the bread clips on the cardboard snake from the tail up, over lapping them as you go. A good craft glue is important. I found that a peg clipped onto the bread clips at every bend in the snake’s body helped hold them until they dried.
- When you get to the head, add the bread clips from the front of the snake, closest to the tongue and overlap them upwards.
Once it’s all dry, it’s time to play.
Miss Possum let the twins pat the snake (pretending to be me, I think). She showed them how to correctly pat a snake (patting down the scales).
We love snakes and think it’s so important to celebrate them rather than fear them. I knew this snake craft would be a hit with mu children. We’re now collecting more bread clips to make one for the twins too!
Do you like snakes? Do your kids love snakes?
Here are some more snake activities:
- Ten great ways to appreciate snakes
- Play a game to keep your children safe if they ever see a snake
- Learn about scales or external features
- Learn about classifying reptiles