Need practice folding paper? This craft activity is just for you! Create this cute Zig Zag Snake and watch it come to life before your eyes. While creating the craft, head over to Kanopy and watch a short animated video on a curious monkey who imitates a ssssssneaky friend. 

Want to learn more? Gale has endless information about the many species of snakes found in the world. Browse through our sssssuper collection on snakes in Overdrive. Do check out the Creativebug page to get more ideas.


  • Multicolor Construction Paper

  • Glue

  • Marker

  • Googly eyes

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Ruler (optional)


Step 1: Cut 6, one inch strips.

Step 2: Glue all the same color strips from edge to edge.

Step 3: Glue one end of the color strip to the other end of the 2nd color strip.

Step 4: Fold continuously, overlapping each color until no more.

 It should look like this:

Step 5: With your leftover paper, cut out a tongue and a head.

Step 6: Glue on the tongue and googly eyes.

Step 7: Draw on two dots for the nose.

Step 8: Glue the head on.

Step 9: The zig zag creates a “spring.” Play around with it and see how far the Snake will jump.