When birthday time rolls around for our "Homemade Daddies" they always ask that the kids give them something they've made. We love that they appreciate the sweet things made by the little hands of their children, but it does take some creativity on our part. Today is Maggie's husband's birthday, and again he asked for something homemade from the kids that used only stuff that we already had on hand. Quite a challenge! We rose to the occasion and found this cute project: a stuffed snake made from an old tie! Maggie's son Jack, who has been begging for a snake, thought this was just the gift Dad needed.
What You Need:
- a necktie
- stuffing (we actually used the insides of an old bed pillow!)
- hot glue gun
- googly eyes
- red ribbon
Once your snake is nice and puffy, glue the seams shut with your glue gun. (if your child is helping with this step., keep a close eye on them - glue guns get hot!).
Next glue the eyes onto the wide end and add a bit of your red ribbon for the tongue!
And you now have a silly stuffed snake sure to make any dad smile. When ours was finished Jack said, "Daddy's gonna LOVE sleeping with this!"