Wooden Toy Snake
My daughter has a small toy snake that looks pretty cool and is very wiggly. I saw the Antiqued Wooden Snake Toys Instructable and thought those toy snakes were pretty neat also. So I just had to try my hand at making my own toy wooden snake. However, I decided to approach the flexible body in a much different way.
My goal was to avoid having a bunch of loose body slices to keep track of; instead to make the body and keep it essentially together during the build. I decided to provide my snake's flexibility by running a cloth strip down the center sections of the body. I did some novel saw work and I think it turned out quite well. And I didn't have to worry about getting body parts out of order. :-)
The snake is made from a wood dowel.
1-1/8 inch diameter dowel, however long you want your snake (mine was 30" long)
2 inch wide bias tape (the type used in sewing) long enough for the flexible part of the snake (mine 24")
Epoxy glue (5 minute set) or wood glue.
Foam sanding block
Wood craft sticks to mix the epoxy
Foam brush to apply epoxy
Scrap cardboard to (you guessed it) mix the epoxy on
A band saw came in really really handy, and I can't image trying to make this toy without one.
Stationary belt sander