Paper plate snakes

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Making paper plate snakes is a fun arts and crafts activity to do with your child. Together, you’ll be creating an eye-catching decoration – with just a paper plate!

This activity will help your little one learn how to turn ordinary objects into art. To go one step further, you could also encourage your child to think about the different types of animals and species that live in the jungle.

You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Paints and paintbrushes/colouring pencils/markers
  • Scissors
  • Wool or string
  • Googly eyes (optional)


  • Draw a spiral shape onto the paper plate using a marker.
  • Pick up your paints, colouring pencils or markers and decorate your snake in any design you’d like. Try including different patterns like spots and stripes!
  • When you’re finished, cut along the spiral line from the outside to the centre of the paper plate.
  • Draw or glue on some googly eyes in the centre of the plate where the spiral ends.
  • Cut a small hole above the snake’s eyes and thread your string or wool through it.
  • Tie a small knot at the back of the snake’s head and you will have your very own hanging snake!

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