We have a serious love of using paint markers! I love how they encourage creativity by adding final touches, squiggles, designs and patterns onto different crafts just like in our hot air balloon craft and colorful owls. This painted paper snake craft for kids we are sharing today is a fabulous open ended craft where children can have fun designing their own patterns and creating a one-of-a-kind snake. Since the school year just wrapped up and kids will be looking for fun activities to keep them busy this summer, this snake craft couldn’t have come at a better time! Go grab some paint markers and get ready for an afternoon full of fun with your kids!
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How to Make a Painted Paper Snake Craft for Kids
– cardstock paper (we used 12 x 12 size)
– paint (color of your choice)
– round bowl (for tracing)
– Sharpie Paint Markers (or Fun Chalk Markers)
– red cardstock paper
– googly eyes
1. Start by painting your cardstock paper with the color of your choice. Let it dry completely.
2. Use a large round bowl to trace a circle onto the back of your painted cardstock paper. Cut it out. Then draw a snake pattern on the back of your circle and use your scissors to cut along the lines to make your snake.
3. Glue googly eyes and a red tongue onto your snake craft.
Looking for some great books to go along with this craft? Try one of these:
– Snakes by Gail Gibbons
– Elmer and Snake by David Mckee
– Snakes Long Longer Longest by Jerry Pallotta and Van Wallach
– Snakes Wear Socks by Kyle Chandler-Issacksen