Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bottle Top Snake


  • Bottle tops
  • Hammer
  • Piece of wood
  • 2 Corks 
  • String
  • Large nail
  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Piece of red felt

Adult supervision is required when making the holes through the bottle tops.

Method for Recycled Crafts:

  • Hammer a nail through the end of a piece of wood.

  • Use this wood to help position the nail in the center of the bottle tops.

  • Hit the nail on its head with the hammer. This will prevent fingers from being hurt.

  • Adult supervision is recommended for this task.

  • Make a knot at one end of the piece of string.

  • Now start threading the bottle tops through the string. Make sure the tops are all facing the same way.

  • You would probably need about 50 - 70 bottle tops to make a long snake.

  • Once you have threaded through all the bottle tops make another knot, so that the tops won't come off.

  • Cut the remaining piece of string.

  • Paint the corks green or whatever color you would like your snake to be. These corks will be the head and tail of your snake.

  • Using the glue, attach one of the corks to the end of the string of bottle tops.

  • Glue it onto the last top.

  • Now glue the other cork onto the other end. This will be your snakes head.

  • Add two spots for the eyes.

  • Cut a small piece of felt into the shape of a snake's tongue and press it into the cork with the point of the nail.

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