The Realistic Snake
Most people do not like snakes, though the majority of them are quite harmless, and all are scrupulously clean. If you would like to make one that nobody will object to, go out in the autumn and collect from under the oak-tress a handful of acorn cups.
When you have brought them home, grade them according to size the big ones first and the little ones last. Then bore a hole through each cup, making the perforation at the point where the stalk grows. A fine awl or a packing-case needle will do the work admirably.
Now thread a piece of tough, fine string through the cups, placing them one outside the other, beginning at the largest and working along to the smallest, when the tail is reached. All must be put the same way.
For the snake’s head, fit an acorn in the first cup and give it a touch of glue to hold it in position. You now have a creepy-crawly snake with a spotted back and, if you draw a face on the accorn, with a very lifelike appearance.