Wriggly wiggly conker snake

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wriggly wiggly conker caterpillar - autumn craft for kid

A great autumn craft for kids. Gather conkers on an autumn walk and then transform them into an utterly adorable conker snake. This autumn craft requires a little help from adults with drilling the holes, but then is such a quick and easy activity for children. There’s something magical about conkers and this craft will make them even more special.
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You will need:

  • Conkers – about 12
  • A drill
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Black pen

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Step 1: Drill holes in your conkers

This bit should be done by an adult.

Hold a conker in place with a vice and then carefully drill a hole through the centre.

The hole needs to be wide enough to thread your pipe cleaner through so pick a drill bit that will be the right size for this.

For your snakes you will need about 12 conkers.

 

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Step 2: Get threading

Thread your conkers onto a pipe cleaner.

Put the largest one on first and the smallest ones towards the end.

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Step 3: Make sure they don’t fall off

Twist the ends of the pipe cleaners to secure the conkers in place.

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Step 4: Make the snake’s face

On the biggest conker at the beginning of your snake glue on two little googly eyes and draw on a smile with a black pen.

Get wriggling and wiggling

Your caterpillar is now ready to play with. Bend the pipe cleaners to make it slither and slide.

wriggly wiggly conker caterpillar - autumn craft for kid

 

If you enjoyed making this fun autumn craft, why not try our cute hedgehog conkers or our cute conker snails?