Fine Motor Button Snake

This button snake activity is great for working on fine motor skills!

Fine Motor Button Snake - a cute activity for kids that works on fine motor skills

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This button snake was a fun activity that I gave my son to do one morning last weekend. It required practically no set-up and it kept him busy for a while!

All you need is

  • Buttons (any color or style, but these ones look great!)
  • Pipe Cleaners*
  • Pom poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

*I used wire cutters to cut about a third off each pipe cleaner as I didn’t think my son would have the patience to add buttons to the full length!

I made a loop at the end of each pipe cleaner – this would stop any buttons falling off but would later form the base for the snake’s head.

My son happily started threading the buttons onto the pipe cleaner.Fine Motor Button Snake - a cute activity for kids that works on fine motor skills

The holes in the buttons were quite small, so it took a little effort on his part to thread each one on.Fine Motor Button Snake - a cute activity for kids that works on fine motor skills

 

Fine Motor Button Snake - a cute activity for kids that works on fine motor skills

Once the pipe cleaner was full, I bent the end round and back into the last button to form a tail. Then we glued a pom pom onto the looped end of the pipe cleaner.Fine Motor Button Snake - a cute activity for kids that works on fine motor skills

We glued on some tiny googly eyes and our snakes were complete!

Fine Motor Button Snake - a cute activity for kids that works on fine motor skills

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Did you know that I have co-authored two books about fine motor skills? They are available in paperback, ebook and Kindle formats!100 Fine Motor Ideas - the book

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