Finding ways to boost wellbeing and feel good at home are imperative towards maintaining healthy bodies and minds.

Getting creative with the kids is a great way to keep them entertained for hours and help their imaginations run wild. Enjoy our quick and easy-to-follow guides for fun family crafts using bits and pieces from around the house.

Snake up your toy boxes with a fun new friend made from just paper and a bit of glue! How long can you make your snake?

Equipment needed:

  • Paper – a few different colours
  • Pens
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Start by creating your snake pieces:


1. Cut your paper into two A5 pieces. Fold the shorter end in half, half again and half again so that you can cut along these lines to make short strips of paper that will create the body parts.

2. With another piece of paper, cut two longer lengths to make the tail and head. Cut a point into the end of one strip for the tail, and cut a wider strip for the head, with a circle or rounded shape at one end.


3. Start to make your paper chain with the shorter "body" strips of paper. Put some glue on one end and press together to create a loop. Loop the next strip of paper through and glue on one end again. Repeat this step with all the shorter strips to create a paper chain. You can make your snake as long as you like!

4. To attach the tail piece, loop the strip through one end of the body section and glue the strip to itself just before the tail thins to a point. Attach the head to the other end in the same way. Make sure that the tail and head are facing the same way up.

5. Create some eyes by cutting circles out of white paper, coloured in to create your eye colour of choice and pupil. Cut the snake's forked tongue from red paper or again, you can colour in some white paper.

6. Glue these onto the head, making sure the tongue is glued to the underside of the head.

All done! You could add more detailed pattern onto the body with pen if you like - which you can do before or after you have put it all together.