Inching Along Worm

Inching Along Worm

What You'll Need:

Gorgeous Green Paper Pack
Green Acrylic Paint (similar color to card stock)
.125" Wood Dowel Rod
6mm. Chenille Stems of choice
Paper Straw of choice
Green Colored Pencils (darker shade than card stock)
4mm. Wiggle Eyes
7mm. Pom Pom
Aleene's® Quick-Dry Glue
Small Paint Brush
Leaf Pattern

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 15 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)

How to Make an Inching Along Worm

Create your own Inching Along Worm! This buddy twists and turns on a leaf and you can even give it a little boost with the push of a finger!
  • 1 Create leaf

    Trace leaf pattern onto green card stock and cut out leaf. Draw a line straight down the center of the leaf from point to point with a dark green colored pencil. Add more diagonal shorter lines from the center line to the edge of the leaf.

  • 2 Add straw

    Cut a 1 1/2" length of paper straw and wrap the short straw in green card stock to match the leaf. Glue in place at the stem end of the leaf on the center line.

  • 3 Add dowel rod to straw

    Cut a dowel rod in half and paint it green. When dry, slide the green dowel rod through the straw glued on the leaf.

  • 4 Create inch worm

    To make the inch worm cut a 4 1/2 length of chenille stem and glue a pom to one end of the stem for the head. Glue two wiggle eyes onto the head. Bend the last 1/2" of the worm's tail to curl up at the end.

  • 5 Add worm to leaf

    Carefully glue the bottom of the worms curled tail onto the top edge of the straw on the leaf with the worm's head facing the other end of the leaf. Let the glue dry.

  • 6 Glue worm to dowel rod

    Carefully glue only the underside of the worm's head and about 1/4" of the worm's "neck" section of the chenille stem (just behind the head) onto the end of the green dowel rod that passes through the straw. Let Dry

  • 7 Make worm move

    Push and pull the end of the dowel rod to make the inch worm move up and down.