We love getting crafty around here, especially with re-purposed items. We are never in short supply of some teepee rolls and I saw this little craft in Family Fun, perfect for the cold days we've been having.
6 toilet paper rolls
paint and paint brush
cup of water
ribbon for tongue
Hakan just went to town with paint, but if you have older kids, they could paint diamond shapes and other patterns.
Let them dry. He painted a paper towel roll just for fun.
Then you cut all the ends into points.
Use your hole punch to punch a hole in each point, except the head and tail.
Use glue to put on the googly eyes and tongue. I burned the end of the ribbon tongue into a point, you don't have to, but I would burn the end so it doesn't unravel.
Now he has a fun sssssssslithering sssssnake to play with:)