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Paper Plate Snake Craft

Easy and inexpensive to make, the classic paper plate snake craft for kids.  Kids crafts for St. Patrick's Day, Chinese New Year or Bible Study of Adam and Eve.
This is a simple craft that can keep the kids occupied on a rainy day. Very inexpensive and the kids can be as creative as they like. The head of the snake can either start from the outer edge of the paper plate or end on the inside. Color with paints or markers – decorate with glitter or sequins. A good craft to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as well as a Vacation Bible School unit study or Adam and Eve.
  • Scissors
  • Paper plate
  • Google eyes
  • Craft glue
  • Paints, markers and other items to decorate the snake with.
  • Decorate the top of a paper plate. In this example, a section of the plate was first cut out for the tongue and teeth and the rest was painted green.
  • Once dry, cut the snake out in a spiral design until you reach the center. The head can either be on the outer edge of the plate or in the center.
  • Cut out fangs and a tongue. Paint the tongue red and leave the fangs white. When dry, glue in place.
  • Add a dot of glue for the eyes and secure the google eyes in place.

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Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for and current editor for I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.