a green craft snake made of used toilet paper tubes

Snake Toilet Roll Craft

Grab your leftover loo rolls and recycle them with this arts and crafts activity. Meet Persil the snake!

Make your very own wriggling snake with leftover loo rolls. Yay for recyling.  

Grab these materials…

  • 6 x Loo rolls (don't chuck them, recycle them!)

  • Paint for your snake (any colour)

  • Bobble eyes (or your can draw your own)

  • Glue

  • Felt-tip pens

  • Scissors

  • Paper fasteners

  • Red paper or ribbon

START BY…

Getting your loo rolls lined up and paint them the colour of your snake. Put them aside and wait for them to dry.

NEXT YOU…

Carefully cut the ends of each loo roll into a point. Be accurate and neat!

an adult cutting the head of the craft snake

THEN…

Take your pens and draw the scales neatly all along your snake's body. 

hands draw the snake's scales on the toilet roll tube with a felt pen

AFTER THAT..

Make a small hole at the tip of each point using a compass or needle. Then start building your snake by connecting each tip using paper fasteners. 

hands mark the hole when the tubes will be joined
hands use a compass to poke holes in the toilet rolls
hands fix the tubes to each other

fixing the bottom of the snake together

ALMOST THERE…

Cut out a forked tongue using your red paper and draw or stick on your googley eyes. All that's left is to give your snake a name! Susan? Sammy?

HERE'S A TRICK

Pipe cleaners are a great substitute for paper fasteners and they give extra texture to your snake. 

MEET THE CAST OF THE #HOMEISGOODMOVIE

Official submissions for the #HOMEISGOODMOVIE have now closed but you can still get creative and share your loo roll snakes & pebble people with us by tagging @persiluk and using #HomeisGoodMovie