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Paper Snakes | Artful Paper Crafts for Kids

Paper Snakes

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

This nearly no-mess project leaves lots of room for inspired creativity. Within every piece of card stock is a coiled serpent waiting to be found -- just crease, cut, and fold.


  • Card stock or scrapbook paper
  • Magazine
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Scissors
  • Marker or gel pen


  1. Place a large sheet of card stock or scrapbook paper (ours were 12 by 12 inches) facedown on a magazine. Use a ballpoint pen to draw a curvy line on the paper, pressing firmly enough to score the paper. For a snake that coils over itself like the ones pictured, draw curves that wind close to one another.
  2. Using your line as a guide, cut out the snake (ours are about one inch at their widest point).
  3. Flip the snake over and pinch the scored line to add dimension to the body. Wrap the snake around itself for added effect. Add eyes with a marker or gel pen.