Paper Chain Snake
Some preschool snake crafts are easiest to make as a class project. Prepare for this patterned snake craft by cutting the paper into fairly long and wide strips.
construction paper (green, brown, and yellow) cut into strips
school glue or glue sticks
red felt (cut to look like a snake's tongue)
1) Set up work space at a long table, and gather the students together in a large group. Make sure that there are enough construction paper strips so that each student gets a turn adding to the snake chain pattern.
2) Begin the chain by bending a green strip of paper into the shape of a circle and gluing the ends together. This will be the snake's head. Thread a yellow strip of paper through the green circle, and glue the ends together to make a yellow circle. Repeat this process with a brown strip of paper.
3) Tell the students that they will be continuing the pattern to make a paper chain snake. Ask one child which color comes next, then assist the child with adding another green circle to the chain. Repeat this step with the other children, one at a time, continuing the green--yellow--brown pattern.
4) When every child has had a chance to glue a circle onto the chain, add wiggly eyes and the red felt tongue to the snake's head.