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Lesson Plan Submitted by: Lynne Spence
2nd grade teacher in Aztec, NM.
Wait! Don't throw away that old tie. You can make snakes out of ties. Sew the bottom of the ties shut and stuff them with shredded plastic bags- the kind from a grocery store. Another option is to use polyester fiberfill. They sell this at any craft store.
Sew the ties shut at the top. Sew on button eyes (Google Wiggle Eyes) and a felt tongue. Use a large refrigerator box, have the students paint the box, and cut holes in it for the snakes to go in and out and around. A hit at our our fair.
You can integrate the language arts to the lesson by reading a book such as Mr. Tanen's Ties and then have students simply design their own neckties. They can paint them in the style of Van Gogh's A Starry Night (see sample) or Edvard Munch's The Scream
SOLID NEON GREEN Satin Neck tie - If you want to use a solid green necktie for the project. See also solid white ties.The cheapest ties I could find at the posting of this link are the Polyester Neck Ties.