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Ribbon Snake

Easy and inexpensive to make, ribbon snake craft for kids for making a St. Patrick's Day craft or a Chinese New Year craft.  Also, a great for Bible study craft for Adam and Eve.  Each student can create a unique snake with colorful ribbon. Snake printable at
Slithering snakes are colorful creations for kids to make. Snips of leftover ribbon are randomly glued on the paper snake to add dimension and color. By placing the ribbon curled side down, the paper snake will develop a bit of an arched back and curl when completely dry.Use this ribbon snake for a St. Patrick’s day craft for kids, to use with a Bible lesson on Adam and Eve or to celebrate the Year of the Snake in the Chinese New Year.  This craft helps children develop the ability to estimate, as the sections of ribbon do not need to be measured, just estimated to around 1″.
  • Scissors
  • Colorful printer paper
  • Google eyes
  • Different colors and sizes of curling ribbon (including red for the tongue)
  • Craft glue
  • Paint brush (optional – used to smooth out the glue and to brush it in place)
  • Snake Template two snakes will print per page.
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Easy and inexpensive to make, ribbon snake for making a St. Patrick's Day craft or a craft for the Chinese New Year.  Each student can create a unique snake with colorful ribbon. Snake printable at
  • Print out the Snake Template on colored printer paper..
  • Have the children cut the cut the snake out.
  • Cut the ribbon into small sections, approximately 1″ each.
  • Apply a light coat of glue over the body of the snake.
  • Randomly attach the ribbon sections to the snake. If possible, attach the ribbon curled side down. That way when the snake dries, the body will take on the same shape as the curled ribbon..
  • Once completely dry, trim the ribbon to the outline of the snake.
  • Add google eyes and a curled tongue.

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