Make a draught-excluder snake in club colours for your home; and cut your energy bills!
What difference does it make?
Even if you home is well insulated, 15% to 20% of the heat goes out of the doors and windows. Put a draught-excluder snake under the door or windows - it really helps cut heat losses.
What do you need?
- An old woolly jumper
- An old pair of tights
- Needle and thread
- Stuffing - dried beans/rice/lentils (we used approx. 2.5kg rice)
- Buttons for eyes
- A piece of ribbon for tongue
- Optional: Make Snakey a footie t-shirt
- Old school polo shirt
- Fabric pens
Step by step
Cut one of the legs off the pair of tights and fill with stuffing. Tie a knot at the end to secure.
Cut both arms off the woolly jumper. Turn one inside out. Put the right side out sleeve into the inside out sleeve and line up the raw edges. Sew around the raw edge sewing through both layers and knot to finish off. Open out into one extra long sleeve.
Trap the piece of ribbon into one open end of the snake and sew together, knot to finish off.
Push the stuffing filled tights leg into the open end of the snake. Sew together the end as before. Add buttons for eyes.
To make a footie t-shirt for your snake: Cut a sleeve off an old school polo shirt and decorate with fabric pens.
Put the sleeve on the snake and it’s ready to play for Draft Excluders United!
That is great news! If you want to score goals, you can make one and give it as a present to a friend or family member who might need one.
oh yes! you could knit a tiny scarf in your favourite team’s colours or make a team scarf out of scrap fabric or felt.