Today we are making some slithery snakes out of a paper plate.
Start by flipping your paper plate upside down and draw a spiral outline to make the shape of your snake in pencil. Cut out and then mark lines in intervals around the snake for its stripes.
Color in the body of the snake with crayon, skipping the stripes for now. Putting marker on top of crayon sometimes makes the marker look weird because of the wax underneath. Right now, it looks like a Slytherin snake, but worry not, we will continue filling it in. I'd like to believe I'm a Ravenclaw personally, but that's neither here nor there. Color in your stripes with green marker and make an eye with your black marker. Place the red construction paper underneath and trace a forked tongue. Cut it out, leaving extra to glue on the back. Glue it down and open up your glitter glue. Make 2 lines on either side of each stripe and let dry.
Two cute picture books featuring snakes are The Snake Who Said Shh and My Snake Blake. Ask your kids what they know about snakes. What do they feel and sound like? Talk about how they shed their skin and need external heat to survive. Can your kids make a hissing sound like a snake? Happy hissing!