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Week 24 {tiny paintings project}

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This Week: Snakes!


Here’s a summer kid activity. I’d like to see a bunch of these fall out of a piñata. There is a wire inside, so you can bend them, to hang on just about anything.  Bad hair day? I’m definitely going to hot glue a bunch of these snakes to hair clips. And, I might not wait for Halloween to wear them.



Or get the artwork in the "artwork downloads" column to the right. Print it out on 4" x 6" photo paper, and make sure the print size is 100%. You might need to save the file and print using a photo application.

This art is only for your personal use, and may not be reproduced.  And please, if you use my artwork, send me a picture of what you made, so I can pin it to my pinterest board.


FIG. 1 Supplies: Six pieces of 1” x 13” crepe paper with the grain running in the short direction, scraps of crepe paper for tongues, printout, three pieces of floral stem wire, cut to 13”, wire cutters, detail scissors, Tacky Glue (not shown).

FIG. 2 Draw a snake tongue shape and cut it out.

FIG. 3 Make three tongues.

FIG 4 If your crepe paper is curling, you can tape it to the table at the corner.

FIG. 5 Run a bead of glue down the center of a piece of crepe paper. Press a wire into the glue.

FIG. 6 Attach the tongue.

FIG. 7 Press another piece of crepe paper on top.

FIG. 8 Cut out the artwork. Keep the three tail pieces in order, because they taper. Glue the head above the tongue.

FIG. 9 Glue on the tail pieces.

FIG. 10 Dry-fit the body pieces. That means, lay them all out on the crepe paper and adjust the spacing. Then, glue each piece in position, one-by-one. Trim the edges to 1/8”

FIG. 11 Bend the edges of the crepe paper up between the sections, and down at the sections.


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