March 28, 2011

How to Make a Plastic Snake Kid's Toy

Reuse plastic Easter eggs to make this fun plastic snake kid's toy.  This is a perfect Earth Day craft, reusing something that you might otherwise throw-away after Easter.

I have seen this craft with older style Easter eggs.  The older style plastic Easter eggs do not have holes at the top for ventilation if a child puts them in their mouth.  Using the older style eggs for this craft requires you to drill your own holes into the eggs. The newer style Easter eggs usually have two holes at the top and bottom of the eggs.  The pre-drilled holes in the eggs make this craft really simple and easy to assemble.

Materials Needed:
Plastic Lacing Cord
Newer Style Plastic Easter Eggs with two holes on the top and bottom
Googly Eyes
Red Paper Tongue

  • Knot the end of a strand of plastic lacing cord about 30 to 36 inches long.
  • Thread the plastic lacing cord through one of the top shell openings. Continue threading the lacing cord through the top shells alternating the left and right holes as you go.
  • Knot the end of the lacing cord when you have threaded all the top egg shells.
  • Decorate the snake head using the bottom of one of the eggs. Attach googly eyes and a paper red tongue to the snake’s face. Then just snap it in place on the last top shell.
  • Bend and slither your new recycled Easter Egg Snake.

Craft Designer: Sarah Forhan
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  1. Love this idea! Just shared this with my friends and fans!

  2. This is a great idea. Since I don't care for snakes, I will eliminate the tongue and call it a worm...a bookworm!!! The kids can keep it close by when it is time for stories.

    Thanks for the great recycling tip!!

  3. Thank you Erica for sharing with your friends and fans!

  4. Missy what a wonderful idea I love it as a bookworm! The best part is how it slithers and moves so either a snake or a worm would work great. Maybe all green eggs for a caterpillar.

  5. brilliant! I love it.

  6. Love the snake, love the colors. Excellent craft activity for young children.

  7. What a fun and creative craft.

  8. here you shared a fun and creative craft. As per my experience, it will be excellent craft activity for young children. I found many interesting things, especially in your blog discussions.

  9. Cool recycling idea! Love it. :-)

  10. Congrats, Sarah! Your project is one of our featured projects today from the Crafty Showcase. We love it! Thanks for linking up and we can't wait to see what else you share.

    Susie @Bowdabra

  11. I have no youn I have no young children nor do nor do I have access to any I'm a full grown woman and I plan on making this for Easter thanks for the awesome idea


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