Wintertime can be chilly, especially if your doors and windows aren’t sealed well. To block off the drafts, make your own door snake. No need to feed this pet – its sole purpose is to guard against the harsh winter wind.
Rice or corn kernels
Heavier fabric or felt for tongue
Two buttons for eyes
1. Measure the length of the doorway you want to block from the wind. Fold a newspaper in half the long way and trace half the snake the length you need and about 5 cm wide (2 inches).
2. Cut around the traced newspaper snake.
3. Keep the template folded. Place your
newspaper cut-out over a piece of fabric that has been folded in half the long way. Pin down the newspaper.
4. Cut the fabric along the newspaper
5. Unfold the fabric and refold the opposite way, so that the inside of the fabric faces each other (inside out). Sew along the snake until you reach the last few inches of the head (you can ask your local tailor to help you with this part to save time).
6. Pull the fabric inside out so that the right sides now face outward.
7. Fill the snake with rice or corn kernels until it is full.
8. Cut out the shape of a snake’s tongue from the felt or heavier
fabric. Place the tongue inside the opening and sew up the opening with the snake’s tongue in place.
9. Sew on two eyes.