a spiraling spring snake (kids craft)

Sunday, May 15, 2011 – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

To help visualize the sssss-ounding out of the letter S, we cut out some spiraling snakes that also make particularly colorful window decorations (and move in the breeze, to boot).

First we upcycled some thicker paper (very thin cardboard) and cut out some snaky spirals (as you see above), leaving room between the spiraling parts.

Then, using bits of shiny papers and construction paper, my 4 year old added lots of color. A wonderful craft to build fine motor skills and work on different geometric shapes.

She used a little wool felt to add a tongue on one end, and a tail at the other…

And then (of course) she made a baby one to go with the mama.

We used a little string to hang from our window locks, and now we have spiraling snakes joining us at every meal. I love how the shiny papers glint and shine in the sun.

Wishing you lots of lovely creative adventures of your own!

2 Responses to “a spiraling spring snake (kids craft)”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Marie Says:

    Just lovely, cheers Marie