Next week we dive headfirst into summer mayhem, but I thought I'd share a sneak peek into my upcoming "Wormapalooza" party by showing you this cute "stick puppet" worm I've designed. It's very simple to make and use.
What you need:
somewhat stiff ribbon or rickrack (about 6" lengths)
small craft sticks (not jumbo)
gluestick or glue dots
What you do:
1. Glue one end of your ribbon to a craft stick.
2. Glue the other end of your ribbon to another craft stick.
3. Glue wiggle eyes on (or draw some with a marker).
4. LET THE GLUE DRY for awhile (at least 10 minutes?) before using your puppet. You could also try using glue-dots instead of glue stick for more immediate gratification.
Operate your puppet by placing your sticks flat on a table or other surface and moving the sticks one at a time to "inch" your worm forward.
--decorate your worm with markers, paint, pom-poms or glitter.
--trim the ends of your ribbon into curves to make it look more worm-like.
--try using DIY twist-ties from washi tape instead of ribbon.
--try using a strip of paper instead of ribbon.