Medusa Greek Inspired Craft
Create snakes out of Fuzzy Sticks and Wiggly Eyes, then add to a paper plate for a Medusa inspiration craft!
- Acrylic Jewels Assorted 18mm
- Rainbow Fuzzy Sticks
- Wiggly Eyes 10mm
- Construction Paper
- Green Paper Plate
- Craft Glue
- Hole Punch
- Clear Tape
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
To create a snake for Medusa’s hair, roll one Green Fuzzy Stick between your fingers creating a flat coil. The coiled part should be about the size of a quarter. Pinch one end of the coil between your thumb and index finger to make the snake’s nose, as shown.
Cut a 2″ piece of a Red Fuzzy Stick and attach to the pointed edge of the Green coil. This will be a tongue of the snake.
Using craft glue, attach two Wiggly eyes to finish the snake.
Repeat Steps 2-5 to create 4 additional snakes.
To create a crown for Medusa, trace the top half of a paper plate on yellow construction paper. This will create an arch.
Draw a second arch about 1.5” below the first one. Connect the 2 arches by making tabs on each side, as shown.
Cut out the crown. Decorate by gluing on Acrylic Jewels.
Punch (5) holes around the edge of the plate, keeping the holes only on one half of the plate.
Thread one end of a Fuzzy Stick snake through a hole in the plate. Twist the end to secure the snake to the plate.
Place some clear tape on the back of the plate to secure the snake in place.
Attach the remaining snakes to the plate. Attach the crown to the head by taping the tabs to the back of the plate.
To create eyes for Medusa, cut a yellow Fuzzy Stick in half. Take one half and form a loop, secure the ends together and pinch on the ends to create an almond shape. Repeat with the other Fuzzy Stick then glue to the plate as the eyes.
Glue Red Wiggly Eyes inside of the yellow Fuzzy Sticks. Create a nose and mouth using green Fuzzy Sticks. Tip: Don’t glue these shapes to the plate just yet.
To create Medusa’s tongue, cut a red Fuzzy Stick in 4 pieces. Wrap 2 Fuzzy Sticks together leaving about 1/2” apart at the top to create a forked tongue. Attach the other ends onto the mouth then glue nose and mouth onto the plate.
To make Medusa’s teeth, cut a white Fuzzy Stick in half. Take one half and fold it between your fingers like an accordion.
Glue to teeth inside the mouth to finish your Medusa.
This is a great project for kids studying Greek Mythology. Medusa was a creature from ancient Greece, who resembled a woman with live snakes in her hair. She was known to turn anyone that looked at her into stone. When creating this project, encourage kids to create their own unique face for Medusa. Throughout historyMany artists have painted or sculpted images of Medusa. Some artists made Medusa look more like a monster and others made her into a beautiful woman that would attract visitors to the cave where she lived. There are many stories about Medusa available on-line and at your local library to supplement this craft.