Toilet Paper Tube Snake Kids Craft (Learn & Link WITH LINKY)


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.


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. 


snake toilet paper collage


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  1. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. We made a much less sophisticated tube snake when the kids were toddlers…. We may have to try your version now that they are older!

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. What an awesome idea. I am totally going to have my boys make these! I love it.

  4. Yep, this is now on my to-do list. I love easy and cute crafts!

  5. How cute! Looks like it’ll be a cold weekend here, so much for Spring! UGH! Perhaps we should try this craft since we’ll be stuck indoors – thanks for the idea!

  6. What a cute craft project. Love that it is fun and educational.

  7. Cute idea! I love crafts to do with the kids with things we have around the house already! We will be doing this next week! Thanks πŸ™‚

  8. What a fun craft! I love things that 1) reuse or repurpose things around my house and 2) are easy enough for the kids to do themselves. Love!

  9. This is so cute and we are in no short supply of toilet paper rolls! I think it could make a great caterpillar too.

  10. Too cute and fun to make! Great way to repurpose and let kids be creative. πŸ™‚

  11. My kids would love to make these. Definitely a fun activity.

  12. Such a cute idea! My kids would have a blast making these, they always want me to save the toilet paper rolls, now we can actually do something fun with them.

  13. So fun. What a great idea. I bet the kids loved making it.

  14. How fun! My toddler would love to do this craft. I’ll have to put it on the schedule for next week.

  15. Supercute! My boys would love this!

  16. this snake craft looks so cute!!! My daughter would have so much fun making this fun craft thanks for sharing.

  17. Such a cute idea for kids.

  18. So cute and so easy to make!

  19. I am making this cute snake with the kids today!! What a great way to make it move like a wiggly snake – and lots of painting to keep them busy being creative.

  20. That is a super cute kids craft! Great for helping little ones practice art and dexterity/fine motor skills at the same time.

  21. Very cute idea!!! Will have to do this one with my class – “S” is for snake – “s” “s” “s”!!!!

  22. What a fun and easy craft! I love all of your creative crafty ideas!

  23. This is such a cute craft idea! I will make these with my kids soon!

  24. I love it! Yesterday we had craft day at the library to celebrate the first day of spring. My kids love projects like this.

  25. That is a cute idea and could be adapted to all sorts of topics. Nothing like getting kids excited to learn!

  26. I’m not scared of your snake. Most freak me out πŸ™‚ great way to use up tp rolls

  27. Oh boy this looks like so much fun, I miss the days of doing fun projects with my son! I love doing things that make learning more like a good time instead πŸ˜‰

  28. Adorable Idea I Love Simple Crafts!!

  29. Great craft! I keep saving all our toilet paper tubes for something like this.

  30. Fun! I might even save some paper towel tubes just to give it some different dimension to it.

  31. That is awesome. I love it!

  32. Very cute project. So easy to make too! In our house, we would have enough rolls in just a few weeks to create a snake! πŸ™‚

  33. A very cute idea! I will have to try it out.

  34. Oh that is super cute! My boys would love that.

  35. Awesome craft idea! We have all the supplies.

  36. Aww, how fun! I bet my daughter would love this!

  37. Ooo, I love it! You could make team color snakes too!

  38. What a great activity! And cute pictures! Your sons look like they had a lot of fun.

  39. Very creative! What a fun way to make learning fun!

  40. What a cute craft. I have to try that with my daughter.

  41. That craft is not only cute but a brilliant idea too. I never thought I could recycle the toilet paper tubes in such a fun way but then again I’m not the Queen of frugal living as yourself πŸ™‚

  42. That is a great and easy craft idea.

  43. I bet my kids would have a lot of fun with this. I love crafts that recycle things!

  44. Looks like a fun and cute craft for the kids to do.

  45. Love this!! I have a 2 year old who would love this! Getting supplies tomorrow!

  46. How creative. my son’s class also have this kind of art craft but instead of toilet tube they use cardboard, this one looks simplier and easy

  47. This is a cute craft. I might have to make one with my son.

  48. That is such a cute idea. I could see my girls having a very fun time making these

  49. That is a cute project and won’t cost a lot of money to do.

  50. Love this idea, definitely going to do this.

  51. What a clever craft! And it doesn’t cost much to make. I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post today if you don’t mind.

  52. Your kids did such a great job – looks like it would take a fair amount of time and patience. Good for them! Thanks for sharing at After School.

  53. What a cute and cheap craft, thank you for sharing.

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