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This is a great project for children to help make, and they love the finished product. The total cost for me was 78 cents. I purchased a tie at the thrift-store, and everything else I had around the house.
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Step 1: Choose a NeckTie

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Choose a necktie with a design that is somewhat snake-like. Maybe a dark background with diamonds or spots. We used one with paisleys; the possibilities are unlimited.

Step 2: Open the Tie

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Open the wide end of the tie by removing the stitches that hold together the lining and the fabric. A seem ripper or scissors can be used.

Step 3: Stuff Tie

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Stuff the tie with plastic grocery bags. (That will give your snake a nice crispy sound when he slithers thru the house.) To get the bags to the bottom of the tail, use a long thin object like a curtain rod or metal clothes hanger. Put the bag over the end of curtain rod; insert into tie all the way to bottom; remove curtain rod while holding bag in place inside the tie.

Step 4: Close Tie

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Re-close the wide end of the tie by sewing the lining and fabric back together.

Step 5: Add Eyes

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Add snake eyes. Two shiny white buttons work well. Sew them onto the wide end of tie.

Step 6: Slither

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The snake is now "live" and ready to slither!
canida5 years ago
What an awesome, easy idea!  My little one is totally into plastic bags.  Will have to give it a try.
l8nite5 years ago
COOL ! My g-brat will definately like this ! !
ve2vfd5 years ago
Oh I like it! How original!
kelllbelll (author)  ve2vfd5 years ago