Our Science curriculum this year is Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day (Young Explorer Series). We are currently learning about snakes and lizards. Here is a craft that the kids collaborated on and made – toilet paper tube snake.
4 toilet paper tubes (empty)
different color paints (we used tempera paint)
yarn or string
hole puncher, googly eyes
red construction paper
Scissors, paint brushes
I took 4 toilet paper tubes and cut them in 1/2. Then I hole punched 4 holes in each 1/2 piece tube, except one tube only needs 2 hold (this will be the head). My 4 children each received 2 pieces of toilet paper tubes to paint. Making sure they each panted a different color so that the snake would be nice and colorful. My 3-year-old son painted his the same color so I split it up using one as the head and the other as the tail. After they completed painting we allowed them to dry and then I cut yarn into 5 inch pieces and we threaded the pieces through each tube pulling the knotted part on the underside of the tube so you can’t see the knots. Once all the pieces were threaded together in one long piece my son glued the googly eyes on the head, cut a piece of construction paper into a tongue and glue that through the tube with the forked portion sticking out. I added a longer piece of the yarn at the tail end and we have it hanging up in our living room.
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