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Cute Cardboard Tube Snakes

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These Cute Cardboard Tube Snakes are sure to slither their way into your heart. They are made from recycled toilet paper tubes that you would normally toss aside. Young artists will enjoy creating their own species of exotic snakes that will undoubtedly be hanging around your home for a while. Just a note that if impatience for drying time gets the better of you and your tube loses its coiled shaped, you can save it by wrapping it around a broom handle or a wrapping paper tub to let it dry again and regain its former springlike shape.

Materials Needed

  • toilet paper cardboard tubes
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • Tacky Glue

How to Make Them

  1. Paint the inside and outside of your cardboard tube and allow to dry completely.
  2. When the paint is completely dry, cut the cardboard tube around and around in one continuous piece so that it makes a coil or springlike shape.
  3. Take another paintbrush and use a contrasting color to create polka dots or stripes on the coiled cardboard.
  4. Use your scissors to cut a very small triangle out of the very tip of your cardboard tube and paint that small tongue like tip red.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Use Tacky glue to place googly eyes s couple of inches behind the tongue.

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