I absent-mindedly agreed. On a recent morning that we didn't have to go anywhere, Strapping Young Lad asked, "When are we going to make my snake?"
"Today is the day", I said.
So Strapping Young Lad picked out some colored felts that he liked and I machine-stitched them on to the towel fabric.
I wrapped a slim length of wire with leftover batting scraps so that our snake would have a little bit of "bend."
Then I sewed him up, Strapping Young Lad helped stuff him after we inserted the batting-covered-wire...
And then I waited for about an hour, while Strapping Young Lad agonized over which buttons should be the eyes. Really, an hour. I ended up laughing hysterically over some of his selections, as did he.
He finally made a rather understated selection and went with two different-colored beads.
My favorite thing about this endeavor was that when he saw the finished snake and it's ribbon tongue, his immediate reaction was to grab it and make a snake noise..."hissss".
"Just right" when a project inspires a child's play. :-)
Although everyone knows the Old Timer saying..."The only good snake is a dead snake."