Here is a creative gifting idea that uses scrap fabric and other materials I had already on hand from previous projects. It was easy and ended up being a big success!
I made one of these snakes (with the help of my 2 year old) for my 4 year old son's birthday in February and was surprised at how much he liked it. In fact, my 2 year old daughter immediately started begging for one. When friends come over to play it is such a hit with them that I decided we could not wait until my daughter's birthday for her snake. This snake is so easy to make and it is a fun project that all ages can be involved in making it. If you have a 10 or 11 year old, they could easily sew it on the sewing machine...with supervision, of course!
They were so busy playing, it was hard to get them to sit still and make a normal face!
This is a close up of the head and the tail. The top tail is what happened when I forgot to sew up the tail before I turned it right side out and stuffed it. I did not discover my mistake until I was almost done stuffing...so I had to make do. Sadly, my son now thinks that all snake tails should be stubby like his snake's tail! ha, ha!