DIY Toy Snake from Film Canisters


Create a toy snake with your plastic canisters! Don't throw away you plastic canisters, you can surely make something out of them.

When the Year of The Snake started weeks ago, I suddenly remembered having a bamboo snake toy when I was a child. So, I created one with plastic film canisters.

What you need:

  • 6 to 10 plastic film canisters. Preferably white or transparent.
  • Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Long-nose pliers
  • Wire
The Materials

Step 1: Remove the base of the film canister.

Step 2: Cut a trapezoid-like shape on each end of the canister and punch a hole on each trapezoid. I used the tip of the scissors to create the holes. Make six or more of this.

Your snake’s length will depend on how many canisters you will use.

Step 3: Make a handle of the toy.

Step 4: Combine them together using the wire

And you now have a DIY toy snake! You can color and design it just like La Sardina Camera and Flash DIY Edition

written by icuresick on 2013-03-05 in #gear #tipster #chinese-new-year #hand-craft #toy #cny #tipster #handicraft #tutorial #icuresick #art #select-what-this-tipster-is-about #canister #canisters #diy


  1. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    ang kalawang ng cutter nakakamatay!

  2. yeheii
    yeheii ·

    astig! *bookmarked*

  3. daniela_d
    daniela_d ·

    An idea that is worth the fun. The result is amazing and I bet my kids will be happy doing this and playing with it.

  4. daniela_d
    daniela_d ·

    Another creative DIY idea here:

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