Here is a creative gifting idea that uses scrap fabric and other materials I had already on hand from previous projects. It was easy and ended up being a big success!
I made one of these snakes (with the help of my 2 year old) for my 4 year old son’s birthday in February and was surprised at how much he liked it. In fact, my 2 year old daughter immediately started begging for one. When friends come over to play it is such a hit with them that I decided we could not wait until my daughter’s birthday for her snake. This snake is so easy to make and it is a fun project that all ages can be involved in making it. If you have a 10 or 11 year old, they could easily sew it on the sewing machine…with supervision, of course!
What You Need:
- Scrap Fabric
- Sewing Machine (Optional)
- Stuffing 16 oz + (for a large, 6ft snake)
For the snake’s head, cut desired fabric to width and length. Fold it in half (pattern side in) and trace a tear drop on one side. Then cut.
debra g saysSeptember 13, 2010 at 10:35 am
Super cute! My kids have always loved theirs. I'll have to let my mom know what you've done so she can see how her 30 year old idea lives on!
Heather J. saysSeptember 14, 2010 at 10:49 am
I just found your blog through ABC and 123. It's super cute!
RedTedArt saysSeptember 15, 2010 at 10:38 am
Oh my, these snakes are an amazing recycling project! I love them. Brilliant!
I want to make some too now… will have to see what scraps I have (lots of old shirts…)
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homeage saysSeptember 15, 2010 at 10:02 pm
One day I will learn how to sew! And get a sewing machine 🙂
I had a lovely long toy snake when I was a kid, good for lying down the side of the bed and making sure nothing falls down the crack (especially if you are on a top bunk like I was LOL).
Emily saysSeptember 17, 2010 at 2:22 am
very cute! What a fun project, there are always scraps to use up as well :o)
Emily saysSeptember 17, 2010 at 2:23 am
very cute! I always have scraps laying around, this would be perfect. What a great gift.
Michelle saysSeptember 17, 2010 at 9:28 am
Love it! I am going to feature this today in my Friday Fave Five, you should check it out! I see this on my list of things to make for Avery!
The Anderson Family saysSeptember 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm
So, this one is an Ariana project. She just had her first sewing lesson and she'll be better than me in about 4 weeks. This will be fun for her though and I'm thinking stocking stuffer for "my three sons." Thanks so much!!
Candace saysSeptember 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm
What a cute idea for kiddos! How creative!
Katie's Nesting Spot saysSeptember 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm
Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again! The snakes are so colorful and I think all the different fabrics are what make it so much fun and interesting to look at. I bet a little one could spend a long time just looking at all the different fabrics. Glad you got to put a dent in your scraps.
emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet saysSeptember 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm
This is really cute! My 3 year old would love one of these! Thanks for sharing!
malia saysSeptember 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm
fun idea! thanks for linking up to a crafty soiree party! i'm your newest follower (-:
CK saysOctober 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm
What a cute, CUTE, CUTE idea!!! I gotta try this one!
Jane saysDecember 13, 2010 at 9:00 am
My great aunt knit us a snake very similar to that when I was a kid. My goodness it was loved! So much fun! I don’t knit so this is a great tutorial for me. The gap holes are key! I would likely have forgotten them and been cursing!