Start by loosely rolling up a couple of sheets of newspaper. Make your paper roll as long or short and as fat and thin as you like. Give your newspaper a bit of a twist and then flatten and fold over one end which you’ll use to make the head.
Leaving the folded head end poking out; loosely wrap your newspaper snake in a layer of brightly coloured tissue paper. Use a couple of loom bands to secure the tissue paper at either end of the snake’s body.
To make your homemade snake’s head cut a double thickness of tissue paper approximately 30 cm by 20cm. Fold the paper in half lengthways and put the folded newspaper end of your snake into one end.
Roll the tissue paper round and round the snake’s head and secure it in place with a loom band. In the photo above you’ll see that the end of the tissue paper is left hanging because there’s no loom band securing that bit. We stuck ours down with a dab of glue.
When making snakes double or triple over the loom bands to make the tail tighter and tapered. To finish off your bendy paper and loom band snake craft add some eyes, nostrils and of course a forked tongue. We used googly eyes and made a little red tongue out of tissue paper which we glued into the open roll.