Play Dough Snakes

I love that play dough can be used to celebrate every occasion with just a few additions to the table. Since the year of the snake is approaching we are getting ready with lots of fun snake crafts. On this day with some festive play dough and fun beads we made these very cool play dough snakes!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I used a basic homemade dough recipe and to make it festive for the Chinese New Year I colored it red and orange and added lots of glitter. You can use any play dough you have.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    My daughter loved rolling the snakes out. Play dough is such a simple activity, but it is always so exciting to my children.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Once they had their snake rolls they really enjoyed personalizing each one with eyes and beads.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    The snakes came out so beautiful. This was a great way to add a new twist to our everyday play dough fun and also a way to teach my children about a different culture and celebration. Love that!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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