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Paper Plate Snake

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It's really easy to be creative with your kids without having to spend a fortune on arts and crafts materials. This paper plate snake is lots of fun for young kids to make and doesn't take too long, so they don't get bored.

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Just a few simple low cost items needed

Time: Just a few minutes to cut the snake and as long as you like to decorate
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

1 paper plate
Wool or string

Take your paper plate and allow your child to go wild scribbling on colour all over and on both sides.

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paper plate, snake, kids, craft, art, crayon

If they're learning the words for colours you can talk about what colour you are using each time.
Once your child is happy with their scribbles you can then make your snake.
Using your scissors (for adults only), cut in from the edge and cut around in a circle. Before you reach the start of your cut, move inwards so that you create a spiral cut all the way to the centre.

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Carefully pierce a hole in the centre (your snakes head).
Thread a piece of wool or string through the hole and tie a double knot on the other side to stop it slipping back out.
Hold the wool and you will see your spiral snake unfold.

My son really enjoyed running around with his snake after we had made it and making sssss snake sounds.

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If your child has older siblings they can join in too. You might want to cut the snake spiral first so that they can see the shape and then they can draw a more detail pattern on the body.

The snakes can be hung up after playtime has finished for a jungle themed decoration.

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