One of our favorite beaded crafts is making a pipe cleaner snake. Pipe cleaner crafts are great for kids of all ages, even preschoolers because it is a great way to practice hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. This snake craft makes the coolest beaded snakes and is perfect at home or in the classroom.
Easy Snake Craft with Beads & Pipe Cleaners
My toddler loves to thread beads onto pipe cleaners. You can even use pieces of drinking straws, like we did to create toddler friendship bracelets. For our snakes, though, we stuck with colorful beads.
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How to Make a bead snake
This easy craft has limitless potential and is quick and easy to make. You will find kids will want to make a whole family of colorful bead snakes.
Watch Our short Tutorial video to see how easy it is!
Directions to Make PIPE CLEANER CRAFT SNAKES
Bend the end of a pipe cleaner to prevent the beads from slipping off.
Let your child thread the beads onto the pipe cleaner. We had fun making patterns and creating random designs.
We even had races to see who could finish putting beads on first!
The last six beads on each pipe cleaner should be the same color. Fold the pipe cleaner back on itself to create a triangular-shape — this is your snake’s head!
Cut the red pipe cleaner into small pieces, then fold the end to create a thick tongue. Use the hot glue to attach this piece to the bottom of your snake’s head.
Glue on the eyes, then bend the body into an “s” shape.
Finished Beaded Snakes Craft
Now your snake is done!
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