Paper Snake

Supplies Needed:

  • Construction paper, cut into 1″ strips
  • 2-3″ cardboard tube
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Stapler


1.Cut two triangles on opposite sides of your cardboard tube. This is your snake head.
2. Glue the ends of two contrasting strips of construction paper together at a right angle.
3. Fold the bottom strip over the top strip, making sure they remain perpendicular.
4. Continue to criss-cross bottom over top and crease the folds

5. When you reach the end of the strips, glue another strip to each end and continue to fold.
6. Continue to add strips and fold until you reach the length you want for your snake body.
7. Glue the ends together leaving a 1” overhang.

8. Glue the end of the strips to the back of your snake head.
9. Squeeze the opening of the back of the head closed and staple.
10. Add fangs, eyes, and a tongue. Get creative with your decorating!