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1312-3 Egypt

Designed by Kristin Ball

The asp was a symbol of royalty but is also a poisonous snake used
in ancient Egypt as way to execute criminals.

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Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like
wax paper or plastic.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 1 to 6

Skill Level: Advanced

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts
Math – e.g. measuring

Time Needed for Project:
2 hours plus drying time

This project features notes or instructions in Adobe Reader format. If you
do not have Adobe Reader, download it for free here.

Main supplies:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam - egg- 3”
  • Elmer’s® Craft Bond™ Tacky Glue
  • Old men’s tie
  • Wire hanger
  • Serrated plastic knife
  • Craft foam – scrap – red, white
  • Wiggle eyes – ½” (2)
  • Polyfil
  • Black felt


Egypt Cobra Snake Pattern (PDF)

Basic Supplies:

  • Sewing pins
  • Scissors
  • Craft snips or wire cutters
  • Chopstick or thin dowel
  • Ruler



  1. Measure and cut 5” from narrow end of tie.
  2. Use wire cutters to cut hanger at twist then carefully straighten out.
  3. Insert wire down length of tie. 
  4. To create body of snake add  small handfuls of polyfill into tie using chopstick or dowel to push into tie adding more polyfill as needed to lower half of body.  Repeat step oat other end of tie. 
  5. Fold over cut ends at tail end and glue in place holding with pin till dry.
  6. Use serrated knife to cut foam egg in half lengthwise.  Apply a liberal amount of glue to flat side of egg then press in place to inside on wide end of tie.  Let dry.
  7. Pin hood pattern onto black felt and cut out. 
  8. Use pencil to lightly trace teeth patterns onto white foam and tongue pattern onto red then cut out.
  9. Glue teeth and tongue to underside of narrow end then glue eyes to top. 
  10. Apply glue to inside end of head and glue in place onto foam egg holding with pins till dry if needed. 
  11. Glue black felt piece into place and let dry.
  12. Carefully bend wire to form coil of snake.


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