Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Snake in the Easter Grass

Snakes are not everyone's cup of tea, but my grandson Landon is intrigued by them. He loves to read about them and learn all he can about the different types and where they live. For a six-year-old, he's quite the snake expert. When I saw a snake made from plastic eggs by Sarah at Sheek Shindigs, I immediately thought of him and how it would tickle him to find one in his Easter basket.



These snakes are very simple to make, and require only a few supplies. I did my snake a little differently than the directions at Sheek Shindigs, so check out those directions for some alternatives.


You can make the snake any length you want. For mine I used a total of 39 plastic eggs, but only two of them are used whole. The rest of the snake is made with only one half of each egg. I also used some elastic cord, and a small piece of felt for the tongue. Dried beans are used inside the egg at the tail for the rattle.


Each egg half needs a hole in the end to run the elastic cord through. My husband made the holes for me with his drill and a tiny bit, but I think the holes could also be made by using a nail. Make a hole in each end of the whole eggs. Start the snake by putting some dried beans in one of the whole eggs for the tail, then run the elastic cord through the egg. Tie a knot securely on the end. I also put a drop of hot glue on the knot so it would stay put.
Then just start threading the egg halves onto the elastic cord. When the snake is as long as you like, add another whole egg for the head. Knot the elastic cord on the final end. I also used hot glue to secure my whole eggs parts together.


Cut a tongue from the felt and glue in place at the front of the head. Use a Sharpie to draw some eyes for the snake. The snake is ready to slither right into the Easter grass.




16 comments:

  1. I have a five year old grandson that would love this. Thanks for the fun idea.

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  2. Now that kind of snake I can handle! Cute idea, I'm sure he'll love it:@)

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  3. I'll be sending a link to this post to a friend of mine. Her son will love it!

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  4. What a great idea, so cute! Stopping by from the BlogLovin' Blog hop, new follower! Hope you have a great weekend! =)
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  5. Oh my goodness!!!! My daughter would flip over this. Now I have to go back and get more plastic eggs, LOL! Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

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  6. At least the snake isn't scary looking, you are a good grannie to fill the basket with his fav's he will always remember his easter basket with the snake......andi

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  7. Your snake is cute! Thanks so much for joining in the bloglovin blog hop. I'm following via bloglovin!

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  8. That snake is so cute! Your grandson lives in the right place for them too! LOL! I'm not afraid of snakes...just the poisonous ones. I have a grandson that likes snakes too. I might have to make one for him. what a great idea and it looks like fun to make too. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks Anita for this adorable idea! My son would love the snake too! I may have to do this for him. Thanks for stopping by The Vintage Milk House... I am now following you and defiantly going to be using your list of link parties!

    Have a great weekend! - Kali

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  10. This is so clever. My kids would enjoy putting it together...may need to find an alternative to hot glue to make that happen. Thanks!

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  11. What a cute idea!! I am sure your grandson will love it!

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  12. Thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen- my boys will have fun with this one too!

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  13. I'm so glad you shared this at Whimsy Wednesdays! I pinned it!

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  14. What a great idea!! It is adorable!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share with us again this week!

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