Snakes

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 explored animals from around the world. Snakes exist in many parts of the world and are incorporated into many myths and legends.

Materials:

  • Necktie
  • Fibre fill
  • Googly eyes
  • Fabric or hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Red ribbon or yarn

Instructions:

  • Open up a small section in the back of the necktie—just enough to stuff it.
  • Stuff fibre fill into the opening as far as possible to the desired fullness. A chopstick or other long thin implement can be used to get the batting further into the tie. Be sure to stuff the head as well.
  • Glue googly eyes to the head (as shown above).
  • Insert ribbon/yarn for a snake tongue. If necessary, create a small hole to insert the tongue in the desired location. Tie a knot at both ends to prevent fraying.
  • Stitch or glue the belly of the snake back together and tongue hole if necessary.

TIP: Hot glue can burn. Use caution. Sometimes the glue can go through one layer of fabric and burn stray fingers. Low temperature glue guns and glue are available. Other types of glue may be preferable for little ones.