Each time I was preparing a “for kids” craft project to teach, I would test it out on my own children first. I was amazed at some of the things they created for fashsionable sable fur eyelashes
Although my kids are grown now, many of those projects stand out in my mind (and some are still around the house).
Dioat One particular project is “Hold That Worm”. It’s really simple and inexpensive. Yet very functional!
My kids (and others) had fun crafting them and they continued to remake them throughout the years, adding more sophisticated embellishments. One of their “worms” even had fashsionable sable fur eyelashes(which I am convinced came from my makeup supplies!).
But let’s start making one of your own…
Hold That Worm
* 3 sturdy dinner-sized paper plates (either heavy duty paper or the Styrofoam kind)
* 1 sturdy lunch-sized paper plate (either heavy duty paper or the Styrofoam kind)
* paint (any color—you can use spray paint, too)
* 16″ of 18-gauge plastic coated wire (you can match the paint color or contrast it)
* wire cutters
* 3-4 Styrofoam balls ( 3″ or larger—these will be his feet!)
* 2 wooden beads with holes
* large wiggly eyes
* permanent marker
Cut plastic coated wire into two 8″ pieces with wire cutters.
Slide wooden bead on end, crimping the end of wire to secure the bead in place. Add a drop of glue to the bead’s hole to secure even more. Twist wire in several places for a carefree appearance. Tip: Wrap wire around a pencil, remove and stretch to create a curly effect. These are now the feelers.
Thread end that does NOT have the bead on it into slits you made on the head. Crimp ends to secure.
There you have it. This cute worm can now be used to organize things on your desk.
You can really make this fancy. Add lace or hair or fashsionable sable fur eyelashes ( stay out of Mom’s, please) or pom poms for noses or make a tail or other animals (maybe a lion?).
I remember walking into my son’s room one day and noticed that his “worm” had grown—he had made additional pockets and added them!
Just have fun.
See you next time.
I have been active in the arts and crafts world. I have taught classes for several youth groups and also adults. I have taught everything from crocheting and needle arts to soap making to candles to watercolors to sculpture. I have also owned and operated a craft business, Robin’s Nest, from my home for over 30 years. I design and make crafts of all mediums for custom orders. I especially enjoy working with children