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.
Step 1: Choose a NeckTie
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
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
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
Re-close the wide end of the tie by sewing the lining and fabric back together.
Step 5: Add Eyes
Add snake eyes. Two shiny white buttons work well. Sew them onto the wide end of tie.
Step 6: Slither
The snake is now "live" and ready to slither!