wiggle eyes (optional)
pull tabs from pop cans
Collect the pull tabs you will need to make your snake.
The number will depend on the length of the snake. A 6
inch snake needs 12-13 pull tabs. A 34 cm snake would need
27 pull tabs.
Each pull tab should have two openings. On some tabs, there is
a small center portion that needs to be down and under the tab to
create a larger opening.
Cut two strips of felt. They should be the width of the
pull tabs (about 1/2 inch or 1.5 cm). For a 6 inch snake,
cut the felt strips 9 inches long. For a 34 cm snake, the
strips should be about 55 cm long.
Shape one end to a point for the tail, and then cut a head in
the other end.
With the two pieces on top of each other, thread the tail end
up through the front end of the first pull tab. Then
thread the felt down through the front end of the second pull
tab and the back end of the first pull tab. See photo.
Keep adding pull tabs until the snake is full length.
Glue on the wiggly eyes.
Cut out a forked tongue and part of it inside the mouth so
that a forked piece sticks out.
Watch for sharp edges on the pull tabs as you are weaving the felt.
Send us a note if you have any questions.
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