Easy Paper Plate Snake to Make at Home

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Easy Paper Plate Snake to Make at Home

Introduction:

One of the simplest and most common arts and crafts that anyone can make is a paper plate snake. There are many tutorials out there but what makes ours extra awesome is that this snake craft can slither in different directions with the help of split rivets. Learn how to make this cool snake with the help of our tutorials below.

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Tools

  • Black maker
  • Pencil
  • scissors
  • puncher is optional

Supplies

  • A paper plate
  • Googly eyes
  • 3 pieces of split pins
  • Coloring materials such as markers, crayons, or paint.
How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Materials
Step 1

Create the “segments” of the paper plate snake

For the paper plate to slither, the paper plate needs to be cut into four curved segments.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 1

Get a paper plate and fold it in half.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 2

Cut an inner half-moon shape on the folded paper plate. Follow along the dashed lines as illustrated in the picture above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 3

Discard the inner cutout and unfold the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 4

Once unfolded, split the paper plate into 4 parts, as shown in the picture above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 5

Set aside the bottom left segment for now.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 6

Make the ends of each segment round by cutting along the dashed line, as illustrated in the image above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 7

The 3 segments should now look like this.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 8

For the 4th piece, shape the right end into a round end, then snip out the right corner of the left end.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 9

The fourth piece should look like this. This segment will be the tail of the snake.

Step 2

Assemble the snake

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 10

To assemble the segments of the snake, we need to put a split pin in between each end of a segment.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 11

Position each segment like the sample image above. Poke holes or use a puncher on the O mark only.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 12

Once holes are already in the ends, attach segments A and B together with a split pin. Then attach C and D with a split pin as well.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 13

Flip segment AB so that the curve is pointing in a different direction. Attach segment CD and segment AB with a split pin.

The base of the paper plate snake is now done! Time to decorate!

Step 3

Add some finishing touches to the paper plate snake

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 14

Stick a googly eye on the front end of the paper plate snake.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 15

Draw some details to the paper plate snake.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 16

For our snake, we drew triangular tribal patterns on its body. Draw any pattern you fancy for your snake.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Step 17

Once you have drawn your chosen pattern, color it using the art materials you have available. Here we used markers to make the snake bright and colorful.

How to Make a Paper Plate Snake - Finish

After coloring, outline some details of your snake. Draw him a smile, and it’s done! The paper plate snake is now finished.

Extra Tips

  • Take inspiration from the different snakes out there!
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5 COMMENTS

  1. There’s so much design I could think of

  2. I decided to go with the coral snake. What u picked?

    • I made my own design. Oreo styled snake

  3. took me 15 to make the first one. Making a Northern Scarlet Snake was crazy tough – I’d say about 1.5 hours. Mine looks pretty good

  4. I love how it can move

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