Slithering Friend

Here is a quick snake I made for my son. Very simple, but it seems to be well received! He’s been hissing all morning.


  1. fridica
    March 25, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Cuuuute! Would be cool to fill it with rice so it makes a noise on its own as well...

  2. Andi
    March 25, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Looks like more of a Thhhhhh than a Ssssssss.
    Either way .... pure happiness!!

    1. Esme
      January 4, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      yes! i no!

  3. Joel Henriques
    March 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks. And yes, Fridica, that is a great idea! Maybe insert a tube of some sort and fill that with rice, then put stuffing around that. I'll have to try that on the next one!

    Andi - You're right, but it's a very wet Thhhhhhh, so it sounds a little like Sssssss too. ha! Very funny to watch.

  4. Jenn
    March 25, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    The second photo from the bottom - such a mischief!

  5. Sarah
    March 26, 2010 at 12:52 am

    well, i think a snake or two just moved to the top of my sewing list. thanks for the inspiration!

  6. hopeyt
    March 26, 2010 at 1:11 am

    These photos are so sweet! I love reading about all your creations!
    Thanks for your post.

  7. Feather
    March 26, 2010 at 1:51 am

    you sew, too? amazing.

  8. Laura M
    March 26, 2010 at 2:13 am

    You have the cutest kids ever! I wish my dad did stuff like this for me when I was a kid =[

  9. CA_grafico
    March 26, 2010 at 3:39 am

    I agree! Adding rice to the inside is a must for the next one :)

  10. Minna
    March 26, 2010 at 6:53 am

    i like, a lot

  11. Audra
    March 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Adorable - my favorite is the hissing picture. Couldn't get any cuter!

  12. suna
    March 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    how much do I love your blog??????
    i love your mid-century modern influence, your minimal approach, and your great photos.
    such a pleasure to check in.
    we did a project that i would love to see your hand at........

  13. FairieMoon
    March 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    OOOoooo! What fun! Did you put rattles or crinkles in the tail?

    Erin :)

  14. Tyn
    March 26, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Sent here by Julie S. and I glad of it! Can't wait to see the book!!!

  15. kirsty
    March 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I could read your blog all day long. Brilliant Ssssss! photo. You're toooo clever!

  16. Kickcan and Conkers
    March 27, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Love, love, love it! reminds me of the draught excluders we had when Iwas a kid... but oh, so much nicer!

  17. Amy
    March 27, 2010 at 4:02 am

    My little guy says his "S's" the same way! Love this little snake and will have to see what I can do to whip one up for our house! You are such a good daddy and your blog is very fun and inspiring to read!

  18. Thalita Dol
    March 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I just found your blog, it's so inspiring!!

    Now you have a fan in Brazil!

    hugs to your little ones!

  19. Anonymous
    March 27, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Joel,
    I have found your site by accident today. How WUNDERFUL!
    I Love it.
    I have 3 boys under 4 years (also twins) and I love to be creative with them. But I am a woman and my ideas are more "feminin". But now I have a lot of "male" ideas...
    I love the "fish-thing".
    again: WONDERFUL
    You are great and perfect.
    Best wishes
    Karin, Germany

  20. Terhi
    March 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I can imagine how Jack is hissing :) I have a son at same age as yours.
    Terhi, Finland

  21. ieva jansone
    March 28, 2010 at 9:30 am

    so cuuuuute!

  22. She Can't Decide
    March 28, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    god that's adorable!! My wheels are turning...

    I just wanted to let you know that I used your cute fabric scrap people craft in my 2nd grade classroom. [only we used donated scrap booking paper] check it out:

  23. Joel Henriques
    March 29, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Thanks everybody!

    And "She can't Decide", those dress-up drawings with the scrap booking paper are awesome! I love the swimsuits! ha. very cool outfits all around.

  24. Sarah Goldschadt
    March 29, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Ha. Awesome!

  25. Colleen
    April 10, 2010 at 2:20 am

    yeah, probably the cutest kid ever!!

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