Paper Spiral Snake

Craft a classic paper spiral snake in a few simple steps.

Safety Tips

  • Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
Paper Spiral Snake craft

Materials

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Crayons, markers or paint

Steps

Step 1 Paper Spiral Snake craft 1. On a sheet of paper, start drawing a spiral beginning at the center going outwards.
Step 2 Paper Spiral Snake craft 2. Continue drawing the spiral until you have made about 4 or more loops. Note that you don't really need to make a very perfect spiral.
Step 3 Paper Spiral Snake craft 3. To transform the spiral into a snake, draw a snake's head at the outer end of the spiral.

*If you prefer to use a printable template instead of drawing your own spiral snake (Steps 1 to 3), you can print out this spiral snake template.
Step 4 Paper Spiral Snake craft 4. Draw a pair of eyes and a forked tongue.
Step 5 Paper Spiral Snake craft 5. Before coloring in the snake, you can emphasize the snake's outline with a marker. This would make cutting a lot easier later on.
Step 6 Paper Spiral Snake craft 6. Draw patterns and color the snake. You can mimic patterns from real snakes or make up your own snake designs.
Step 7 Paper Spiral Snake craft 7. Once done coloring, cut out the snake.
Step 8 Paper Spiral Snake craft 8. Color the bottom side of the snake if you like.
Step 9 Paper Spiral Snake craft 9. Finally, cut along the spiral line.
Step 10 Paper Spiral Snake craft 10. Continue cutting until you've reached the inner tip of the spiral.
Step 11a Paper Spiral Snake craft 11. You may attach a string either on the head or on the tail and hang the snake to create a springy snake mobile.
Step 11b Paper Spiral Snake craft

You can also coil the snake around a pole or around a tree branch just like a real snake!

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