These homemade snakes are the perfect addition to your front porch this Halloween.
SourceMartha Stewart Living
- Gray pipe insulation: four 3-foot pieces for $2.76, by Thermwell, from Home Depot
- Yellow map tacks
- 1.5-inch nails
- Permanent marker
- White acrylic paint
- Red paper
- Green spray paint
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Squeeze end of pipe insulation together and use heavy-duty scissors to cut a triangle from each side. This will create the snake's open mouth. Cut long snake tongue from red paper and hot glue to bottom inside of snake mouth.
Step 2 of 4
Paint 2 nails white below nail head. Push through the top of snake head to form nostrils and fangs.
Step 3 of 4
Use 2 large map tacks for eyes, adding dab of craft glue to pin and pushing into foam. Add black pupils to pins with permanent marker.
Step 4 of 4
Lay scrap of loosely woven burlap over snake body and spray lightly with green spray paint. This will create scale-like pattern.