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Children's Crafts - Make a Whirly Snake

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Whirly Snake craft project from www.walkaboutcrafts.comYou will need:

sheet thin wrapping paper
all purpose adhesive
thin card
7inch plate
plastic modelling clay in several colours
strong sewing thread
small garden stick or skewer
two small rubber bands

1. From a sheet of paper cut two strips the length of the paper and 2cm wide. Glue the strips together at right angles, then fold them over each other again and again to make a paper spring.

2. Draw round the plate onto card and divide it into four. Cut one quarter section of the card and roll into a narrow cone shape. Apply glue along one edge and press firmly to secure.

3. Glue wrapping paper around the cone to cover it. Fill the cone with modelling clay. Then glue one end of the paper spring to the wide end of the cone. This is the snakes tail.

4. To make the snakes head, roll and shape a piece of modelling clay in your hands. Make eyes and a forked tongue with more modelling clay in different colours. Carefully push the needle downwards through the top of the head and out the other side.

5. Ask a grown up to help you bake the clay head on a low heat, following manufacturers instructions. Remove from oven and leave to cool. Then glue it to the open end of the paper spring.

6. Thread the needle with about 30cm thread. Knot the end of the thread a few times and dab a little glue on to the thread around the knot. Push the needle up through the hole in the snakes head.

7. Wrap the unknotted end of the thread round one end of the wooden stick and tie it so the snakes head hangs about 20cm below the stick. Attach the snakes tail to the other end of the stick with to rubber bands.

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