Circly Paper Chain Snake
What you will make:
Here's a twist on paper chains that is a fun activity for small or
large groups of kids. Link rings of construction paper together to
form a long multi-colored snake that makes a terrific decoration hung
from the ceiling, draped around the room, or framing a bulletin board.
Turn it into a contest to see who can make the longest snake, create the
funniest (or scariest) snake, or the most creative snake. A great party
This craft is well-suited for family, group or classroom
craft time, and takes very little preparation by the adult or teen leader.
Here's what you need:
- Construction paper
- Pencil and ruler
- Glue or tape
- Crayons or markers
- An active imagination!
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.
How to Make a Circly Paper Chain Snake
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Project Preparation
Gather the materials needed for making Circly Paper Chain Snakes. If you
are doing this project with a group of young children, precut the
- Step 2: Cut Strips
Select sheets of construction paper in a variety of colors. Cut
the paper into 1" (3 cm) strips.
- Step 3: Make Chain
Form the construction paper strips into rings and glue or tape
the ends together. As you make the rings, link one ring into
another to form a chain. Mix the ring colors in any order you
like. Make the chain of rings as long as you
- Step 4: Make a Head
On another piece of construction paper, draw a snake head. Draw a
face on the head and cut it out. If you like, cut out a long thin
tongue from red paper and glue it to the snake's mouth. Glue the
head to one end of the paper chain. Voila! You have a circly snake!
Tip: Make a rattle for the other end of the snake
to create a rattlesnake!
That's it! Your circly snake is
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