Introduction: DIY Snake Plushie

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How cute is this little snake?  ... Very!
In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make your own snake plushie using everyday items that you have around the house!

This craft is great for rainy days, little kids, gifts or if you just feel like you need a stuffed snake....

Step 1: Materials

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- A pair of tights (otherwise known as pantyhose) 
- Thread matching the tights
- A sewing needle
- A needle threader (optional)
- Scissors
- Stuffing
- Buttons (for eyes)
- Ribbon (for the tongue)

Step 2: Cutting

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Using  sissors cut along the top of both of  the legs, where the leg joins the body of the tights.
The legs of the tights are going to be the body of the snake. You don't need the body part of the tights.

Step 3: Body

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Slip one leg of the tights over your arm. Make sure it's smooth and free of wrinkles.
Then get the other leg and do the same, placing it over the top of the first leg.
Holding the toes of the tights pull it off your arm (be sure to keep hold of both pairs!)

Step 4: Stuffing

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Start stuffing your snake!
Get a small handful of stuffing and slip your arm inside the tights to the toes, which will eventually be the face of the snake.
Keep on stuffing your snake, make it as firm or as soft as you like.

Step 5: The Eyes

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This part  is very easy just decide where you want the buttons to go, then sew into position! Simple as that!

Step 6: Sewing

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Make sure you are happy with the stuffing in the snake and then sew up the end of the snake. I just used a simple overhand stitch.

( I've used a darker thread to help show the stitching).

Step 7: The Tounge

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Nearly finished!

Cut a piece of ribbon and cut a "V" shape in the end. Position the tongue where you want it then fold the bottom over  just a couple of millimetres, and sew in place.

Step 8: DONE!

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There you have it, a simple and very easy snake plushie, which only took about 30 minutes to make!

You can make him as crazy coloured as you like, or you can go for more "realistic" colours. I think this looks very kawaii with funky coloured tights.

You can add beads, stripes, ribbon, bows, lace and anything else you think will work!

I hope you enjoyed my first step-by-step instructable!

Neon Panda


mclare50 (author)2013-03-26

Lol this is adorable!!!

Dusk Shadows (author)2012-06-12

so cute i love his tongue

HMice (author)2012-06-10

Wow! Really cute! =D
(love the flower eyes)

Mauigerbil (author)2011-08-16

Cool! I think it would be cool if you had another pantyhose and cut it to make stripes. How did you find the buttons? I somewhat collect buttons and I have never seen flower shapes! I love this!

sunshiine (author)2011-07-18

Very cute! Thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing more!

Neon Panda (author)sunshiine2011-07-19

Thank-you very much =] x

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