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Segmented Snake

Materials Tools
1/4" x 1" x 12" wood
1" nails
2 plastic tubes 2" x 3/8" in diameter
Red foam for tongue
Hot glue

See the Moving Chapter for more instructions, hints, tips, and ideas.

This slide will get a lot of attention. As you walk towards a person the snake will weave back and forth. It is difficult to tell just what it is from straight ahead. When you get close enough, they will get a glimpse of it from the side and some will jump back!

The tubes are supposed to look like stems that the snake is crawling between. The tubes need to be large enough for the ends of the neckerchief to slide through, but small enough that the slide won't fall off.

The joints of the segments are hinged together with a small nail. The nail needs to have a large head. The tab portion of each joint holds the nail tightly. The notch part of the joint has a larger hole that allows the nail to turn freely.

Copyright © 2003 Vincent Hale