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HOW TO: Turn An Old Necktie Into A Toy Snake!

Posted By Jennie Lyon On January 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm In diy kids crafts,eco play,eco toddler,green family,green kids,green toys | No Comments

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What you will need:

  • tie
  • fabric scraps
  • needle
  • thread
  • buttons
  • felt scraps
  • scissors

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Step 1: Create the Snake Body

Choose how long you want your snake to be, then cut the bottom of the tie off (the small end).

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Step 2: Create the Snake Eyes

Cut two small circles out of felt and sew the buttons on top of the felt circles.

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Step 3: Sew on the Snake Eyes

Choose the placement of the eyes on the front of the tie, then sew them into place.

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Step 4: Stuff the Snake Body

Cut up your fabric scraps and start to push them inside of the tie. This should be fairly easy to do on a wider tie. I used a ruler to push the fabric scraps down the length of the tie. If the body part of the tie’s stitching starts to pull apart, just hand stitch it closed again.

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Step 5: Sew the Snake Head

Once the head portion of the tie is full of fabric scraps, hand-stitch it closed.

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Step 6: Sew the Snake Tail

Fold the tail end of the tie into a triangle shape and then hand-stitch it closed.

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Step 7: Sew the Snake Tongue

Cut a red scrap of felt into the shape of a forked tongue and then sew it into place under the snake’s head.

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Step 8: Surprise Your Child!

Give your kiddo his/her new toy snake and teach him/her how fun upcycling can be!


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