Finally a craft project that turns all of dads hideous old ties into a cute and creative snake craft project for kids. This fun to make no sew stuffed tie snake craft is simple to make using a bit of fiberfill stuffing, an old tie and a little imagination. The stuffed tie snake is a perfect craft for summer camp or as a follow up to a lesson or story about snakes. It can be made by preschool and school age children and requires a minimal amount of adult assistance.
How To Make A Stuffed Tie Snake
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Red felt of craft foam
Plastic film container
1/8 cup uncooked rice
1. Select a tie.
2. Start on the small end of the tie and stuff with fiberfill to make the snakes tail.
3. Use the eraser end of the pencil to help stuff the fiberfill inside the tie.
4. Continue to stuff the tail end of the tie until you have stuffed it as far as you can.
5. Flip the tie over to the larger side and continue stuffing, using the pencil to push the stuffing as far in as you can.
6. Once you have reached the end of the tie you will notice a silk lining inside of the tie that opens up. Use your pencil to stuff a little fiberfill inside the lining. This will give the snakes head a three dimensional look.
7. To make your snake rattle fill the small film container halfway full with rice and place inside the snakes tail.
8. Using the hot glue gun, hot glue the opening in the tie and the sides down to seal the fiberfill stuffing in.
9. Cut a long forked tongue out of the red felt and use craft glue to attach it underneath the snakes head.
10. Attach the wiggle eyes to the top of the snakes head using craft glue.
11. Starting about three inches before of the end of the tail begin wrapping the tail with masking tape until you reach the end of the snakes tail.
12. Cut the masking tape and press securely into place.
13. Give your pet snake a name and enjoy.
Children will require adult assistance in the portion of this project that requires the use of a hot glue gun. Older child maybe able to use the hot glue gun themselves with supervision but adults should do the hot gluing for younger children.
Instead of using the fiberfill stuffing give your snake a different feel and sound by using items such as newspaper or plastic grocery bags as stuffing.
This project contains small pieces that could pose a choking hazard for children under three. In addition the stuffed snake tie should not be given to or used by children under three.