Snake Clip-On Craft Kit
These cute snakes are a cleaver way to teach braiding and fit right in with our western theme. A third hand is helpful to hold the snake head, however. Since we will be using this craft for a few hundred kids, we made a holder by taking two small nails and nailing them in a board so that the eyes of the snake fit over them- viola! a third hand- just don't pull too hard. Be sure to follow the instructions to flatten the tail otherwise the first bead is a little difficult to get on. I'm lovin' this craft!
August 10, 2010
Work around for difficult finish
It is impossible to add the beads to the end of the tail even for adults. We ended up clipping off the two outside pieces and hot gluing the braid end in place to keep it from unraveling. Then we added the beads to a single strand and again hot glued the last bead.
Note: We also did this as a pair activity. One child held while the other braided and then visa versa.
September 2, 2014
My sons favorite.....But pay close attention to age
My son saw this in a magazine and wanted it. I wasn't so sure. They were his favorite. He probably made 5 snakes and shared the rest. I give it a 5 star rating for children 8+, however these are super difficult and I can't imagine a child any younger doing this project. Don't get it for anyone younger than 8, unless you want to do it yourself.
August 8, 2014
Frustration for all
Thought this would be a great project for the boys to make a summer camp....wrong! Wrong and WRONG! It was so poorly made that we broke two just trying to put them together. The beads did not fit on the tail end as shown and then they fell off. I do NOT reccommend this project for anyone. I have so many disappointed & frustrated boys at my rec center right now. They really wanted to make a snake!
August 16, 2011
Used these for a Western VBS. The kids didn't have trouble with them and we used pony beads on the tail in the colors of the wordless book. They really liked them a lot!
June 16, 2011
not child friendly at all
This was a waste of money . I would not EVER recommend this product
July 25, 2010
The straps were weak and several broke. It was difficult to braid for children and nearly impossible to put the beads on the three strands together. This craft was frustrating for the kids and nearly a flop.
July 21, 2010
The children enjoyed very much doing the snakes. The eye for the hook is very weak and many of them broke soon after hence the 4 stars instead of 5
July 10, 2010
June 28, 2010