Snakes are a fascinating animal that has many unique features and behaviors. Among the most fascinating is that they can sense their surroundings with their forked tongues. They can also use their scales to trap moisture and reduce friction as they move.
Make a Snake Toy with Your Kids
There are plenty of different ways to make snake toys out of rubber bands. They’re easy, inexpensive and a fun way to spend some time with your kids.
If you want to add a little extra fun to your snake toy, try using a loom band. This is a great activity for kids of all ages and they will love the resulting toy.
Using a loom makes it very easy to make a long snake toy. Just make sure to keep it as loose as possible so that it doesn’t tear when you bend it.
The first step is to wrap a few sheets of newspaper together. This will give your toy a nice thick body. You can add some colourful tissue paper on the inside of the newspaper if you’d like to make your snake really stand out.
Roll it up as thin or as thick as you like and make it as long as you like. Each homemade snake toy can be totally different!
You can then wrap it in some tissue paper, letting one end poke out to make the snake’s head. You could also cut a small strip of newspaper to give the toy a bit of detail!
Another great way to make a snake toy is with the help of a sock. This will give your toy a more realistic look and it can be used in the bathtub for some bubble fun!
This is a great activity for kids who are learning about the difference between potential and kinetic energy. When you shoot a rubber band with a ruler, the potential energy is stored in the spring, but when you release it, the kinetic energy is converted to motion.
There are a few different ways to do this, but a good way is to shoot it with a rubber band that has been stretched back to about 10 centimeters on the ruler. This will make it easier to see where the rubber band lands and it’s not going to fly too far, so your child can practice their math skills as well.
When the snake is done, have your children hang it from the ceiling and they will love it!
How to Make a Spiral Snake
To make this simple paper spiral snake craft, you will need a pattern or a circle shape that you have printed out onto card stock. You can then print it out again if you want to make a different snake.
You can then start cutting around the circle in a spiral fashion, making it smaller and thinner towards the middle of the circle. Once the spiral is finished you can cut out a red snake tongue and some googly eyes for the snake to be ready to use.