Raising Memories: Paper Plate Snake Puppet Craft
  

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Paper Plate Snake Puppet Craft

Here's a craft your kids can play with when they've finished making it! This cute little snake was made from a paper plate and a few simple household and craft supplies. It was simple to make and  easy to involve my kids with so I thought it'd be a good one to share here!


Here's what you need for this project:



Paper Plate
2 Googly Eyes
Glue & Tape
Red Construction paper or sheet of foam
Marker
String

Start by drawing the shape of your snake on the back of the paper plate. Basically, your aim is to get the shape of your snake's head in the middle and then coil it's body around it, like this:


We actually made this craft several years ago and I found the photos recently, realizing I hadn't blogged about it. If you follow me on Instagram and are familiar with my kids, you'll know Talia looks much younger in this photo of her cutting out the plate!


Once you've cut out your snake, you can cut out a snake tongue from construction paper or foam and tape it to the bottom of your snake head:


Glue the googly eyes onto the snake's head and tie a string around the top of the neck (to hang it for display or to carry it around and play with it like a puppet!).


This photo gives you an idea of the shape you'll get when you cut it out of the plate:


 And here's what it looks like, expanded! You can add a little decoration to the body of your snake with marker like Talia did here, if you'd like:


I thought this was such a cute little creation! It was a fun project with very little mess, and gave my kids something fun to play with when the crafting was finished.


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42 comments:

  1. Super cute craft. I love when crafts are easy but lend towards lots of play afterward. That snake has lots of personality.

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    1. Well thank you! :) haha Yes, it's definitely a bonus when the final product has a purpose!

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  2. What a great craft and I love that it's a paper plate but a great way to keep shape as it looks sturdy. Love this, I'll have to make this with my twins.

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    1. Yes, it was perfect to keep the shape. Hope you have fun with it! :)

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  3. OMG... we just made the same thing with my boys a few weeks ago for Sukkot (Jewish holiday) where we decorate a hut! The boys loved it - especially the cutting part. Easy and fun!!

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  4. This looks like a fun rainy day craft to keep the kids busy.

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  5. Thanks so cute but very easy to make.

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  6. I did this craft on Sunday for as a craft for my Adam and Eve lesson at church. The kids loved these snakes and they were a huge hit with the parents too!

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  7. That is so cute and not too hard for smaller children to do! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. A creative looking puppet I know many children will like to see.

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  9. Made something similar before when I was little, still have these till now. They are great crafts.

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  10. so cute and easy to do the kids would love making these

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  11. This seem super easy to make my baby boy would love this!

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  12. I'm not a fan of snakes but this is a cute craft for the kids to make :-)

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  13. This is an awesome idea for a cute and easy craft.I love showing my grandchildren some cute craft ideas like this one. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're very welcome! Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

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  14. My kids love crafts and I don't. We're making this for our next one. Thank you.

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  15. I have used this spiral plate cut to make several things with paper plates and it is always a hit.

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  16. So fun! I love how this turned out and the green plate is perfect.

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  17. something new to make this rainy afternoon, thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Debbie White BeattieOctober 29, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    What better way to keep kids happy and busy by making this crafty snake

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  19. I think my kids would love to do this

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  20. I love this... we always have paper plates on hand too! It's such a fun and simple craft idea!

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  21. wow what a clever idea! absolutely love this. so simple and you dont need many supplies which is a bonus. I will show my daughters therapist cause this is something they can do during her session no problem

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  22. This is a great quick craft idea - thank you :) I am always looking for new, fun, and fairly simple craft ideas.

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  23. Love this idea! I love crafts that don't require a lot of different materials and isn't too messy, so this is perfect!

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  24. This is a perfect craft for my daughter! She loves animals!

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  25. That is just too cute! Must try making one with my granddaughter.

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  26. This is such a cute and easy little DIY project to do with my grandchildren.I think they will enjoy this one.

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  27. i love how cute this is! my kids would love doing it

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  28. I do know that my daughter-in-law wouldn't allow these in the house - she's petrified of snakes. I remember one day going for afternoon coffee only to hear, to my dismay, that their big boa (yep boa constrictor!!!) had got out and was hiding behind the cupboard - boy did my legs shoot up onto the sofa and never touched the floor again until we could leave.

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  29. I love this craft and it's something my granddaughter can make

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  30. my grandson loves crafts so I think this one would be great for him

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  31. I see paper plate snakes in my near future!

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~Heather Lynne

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