The account of the serpent is one of the Bible stories that children learn from an early age. If you’re teaching a VBS, Sunday School, or Children’s Church class, I’m sure that you’ve covered the topic a time or two over the years. If you are traveling and Crafting Through the Bible with my series, then here is another Genesis craft today. Yes, we are still in the book of Genesis. Can you believe all the crafts that come out of reading the Bible and planning children’s activities?!?! The account of the snake, or the serpent, begins in Genesis Chapter 3.
Supplies (select supplies linked to Amazon affiliate links):
- Uncoated paper plate
- Paint for Snack Color
- Kids Scissors
- Stick on Wiggly Eyes
- Thread for hanging
Paint the paper plate on the front. Let it dry completely. Paint the back of the paper plate. Let it dry.
Using the scissors, cut the paper plate in a circular pattern, shaping a tail and head during the process.
Adhere the wiggly eyes. Use a piece of thread or ribbon to pull through the snake’s head for hanging of the craft (if desired).
Crayons, colored pencils, or markers may be used as alternatives to paint. If using wiggly eyes that are not stick-on, you will need to add a glue stick to your supply list. While my snake is pretty plain, I am sure most kids would be able to create an imaginative snake with different colors and patterns. Hanging the craft is optional, but I have to warn you– hanging the snake makes it look startlingly realistic from a distance!
This craft can also be used for other snake/serpent themed Bible passages and crafts. It will also be good as a general preschool craft.
Looking for my Bible crafts? Check out my Craft Through the Bible Crafts and Projects page!