Robin Hood

Fake Snake

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Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

If your child is voracious for vipers, this recycled reptile, created by the Clement family of Chester, Virginia, is an easy keeper with undeniable charm.

What you'll need

  • Metal bottle caps (our snake took 100)
  • A wooden block
  • Hammer
  • Large nail
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2-foot length of red yarn
  • A cork
  • Tacky glue
  • Beads or buttons for eyes

How to make it

  1. To start, one by one, set each bottle cap right side up on the wooden block and use the hammer and nail to make a hole in the center of it. Then thread the needle with the yarn, tie a knot at the opposite end, and string the caps onto the yarn.

  2. For the head, first hammer a pilot hole lengthwise through the cork, then thread the yarn through. (Tip: You may need pliers to pull the needle all the way through.)

  3. Knot the yarn, leaving an extra 2 inches for the snake's tongue, then trim the excess yarn. Finally, glue on the beads or buttons for the critter's eyes.

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