Crafts from the Closet

Give your family's old clothes a second life -- transform them into fun projects for kids.

Shiny Snake

Dad's worn-out tie makes a great snake.

What You'll Need

shiny snake

Alexandra Grablewski

  • Old necktie
  • Craft dowel
  • Floral wire
  • Filling
  • Fabric glue
  • Felt
  • Scissors

Make it: Use a craft dowel to stuff the tie with filling. Add extra stuffing to the larger end of the tie for the head. To make the snake coil, insert a length of wide-gauge floral wire. Glue both ends shut. Cut out two eyes and a tongue from felt. Glue the eyes onto the top of the head and the tongue onto the tie's underside.

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