This simple craft activity is so easy to do, and different aged children can do as much or as little as they can manage, but you don't end up spending ages finishing off for them.
For the snake:
- Take a piece of coloured A4 paper, cut off the corners to make a rounded shape, then cut into a spiral.
- Draw a face at one end - your choice whether it goes on the inside or the outside of the spiral. You can stick on googly eyes and a forked tongue as well if you like.
- Lay it down flat and colour a suitably serpentine pattern.
- Hang it up from one end - finished
For the crocodile:
- Take a green piece of paper and draw on a long crocodile shape. He needs to have sticking up eyes, and a spiky back.
- Leaving the face and tail unfolded, fold the rest of the crocodile in concertina style.
- Decorate the crocodile if you like.
- Stick two lolly sticks or straws to the back of the crocodile at each end of the concertina section. This gives you an excellent wiggly crocodile. My two had great fun with the crocodiles chasing one another.
On a side note, it's interesting to note that the noise they make when they are being sharks is "duh - duh, duh - duh" (Jaws style - as that's the noise I make when I'm being a shark too), while if they are a crocodile they go "tick-tock, tick-tock" - you can't go wrong with Peter Pan!