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What you will need:
- fabric scraps
- felt scraps
Choose how long you want your snake to be, then cut the bottom of the tie off (the small end).
Cut two small circles out of felt and sew the buttons on top of the felt circles.
Choose the placement of the eyes on the front of the tie, then sew them into place.
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.
Once the head portion of the tie is full of fabric scraps, hand-stitch it closed.
Fold the tail end of the tie into a triangle shape and then hand-stitch it closed.
Cut a red scrap of felt into the shape of a forked tongue and then sew it into place under the snake’s head.
Give your kiddo his/her new toy snake and teach him/her how fun upcycling can be!