Paper plates are such an easy and inexpensive crafting material. And, it's likely you already have some on hand! We couldn't resist making a snake with a small stack!

Start with: 

  • Paper plates
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun* or glue
  • Optional - plastic eyes or paper punch, cardstock 

*We recommend adults use the glue gun to protect little hands.

Create it!

Step 1: Cut the textured portion off of a paper plate (save one center for head and eyes).

Step 2: Cut textured portions into approximately 4 inch to 6 inch segments.

Step 3: Glue the ends of each of the sections to form small ringed sections.

Step 4: Paint the ringed sections and allow to dry.

Step 5: Glue the rings together to form the body of the snake. Make it as long or short as you wish!

Step 6: Fold sides of circle created from cutting off textured portion of paper plate on each side. Glue folds down and fold shape in half once to form snake head. 

Step 7: Paint head and allow to dry.

Step 8: Attach head to snake body with glue. (Our snake head was slightly larger than the body so we cut small slits on each side to fit.)

Step 9: Use plastic eyes or cut out eye from leftover paper plate and paint dot in center (or, we used some scrap cardstock for the pupil). Cut tongue. Glue eyes and tongue to snake.

Such a fun project to make together - so many colorful options!