Paint the inside and outside of the cardboard tubes. Apply a second coat if needed.
Cut the tubes into coils, but if your cardboard is still a little damp it might not hold it’s round shape. Using a tube from wrapping paper, or something similar, and wrap the cut cardboard around the tube loosely. Use the handle end of a paintbrush to add polka dots with a contrasting color of paint. Let dry completely then flip over to the other side and finish your polka dots.
Remove from the tube and wrap the painted cardboard in coil fashion around your fingers. Place coiled cardboard on the table. Paint the end with red and let it dry. Meanwhile, glue on googly eyes, adding the glue with a toothpick since they are small.
Now that the red paint is dry, use some small scissors to snip the red end into a forked tongue. An easier option, if your kids are smaller, is to cut a forked tongue from red construction paper, snip the end of the cardboard to cut off the point, and glue that paper tongue in place instead.
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