Love From Heckerty

Heckerty’s Halloween Hacks – Day 13 Slinky Snake

Slinky Snake

What you need:

  • 3 ft of mesh tubing
  • 3′ 3″ of 14 gauge wire
  • 24 gauge wire
  • Paper clay
  • Toothpick
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Yellow acrylic paint

How to do it:

  1. Cut 3ft mesh tubing. Cut 3ft 3ins of 14 gauge wire. Put the wire through the mesh. Turn 1/2 inch over each end of the wire. Mold head and tail from paper clay and insert one end of the mesh-covered wire into the head, and the other into the tail.
  2. Take small piece of fine 24 gauge wire, bend in half and twist.
  3. Leave a little untwisted and insert into head to be the tongue of the snake.
  4. Take a toothpick and make two eyes in the head.
  5. This clay hardens in air – so wait two days.
  6. Paint head and tail black and eyes yellow.


Halloween Slinky Snake

Slinky Snake head from paper clay


Halloween Slinky Snake

Slinky Snake for Halloween can be coiled in all sorts of shapes!

Slinky Snake for Halloween

Halloween Slinky Snake – looking good, Mr. Snake!


Coil your snake!!

Tomorrow – we paint a spooky house!