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1 Styrofoam ball 4” (Head)

8 Styrofoam ball 2 1/2” (body parts)

Paint

Thick yarn

Pom poms

Wiggle eyes

Wooden dowel rod

Hot glue or tacky glue

Pipe cleaners

Various decorations (stickers, felt circles, etc...)

 

HEAD AND NECK

 

  • Slice a thin piece off one side of head ball
  • Slice a small thin portion off of one small ball

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  •  Fit them like a puzzle piece 
  • Attach with glue
  • Allow to dry

PAINT BODY PARTS

 

  • Using wooden skewers inserted in each ball
  • Paint them in desired colors
  • Allow to dry

ATTACH BODY PARTS

 

  • Cut pipe cleaners into 3”-4” pieces
  • Fold in half
  • Keeping center of fold rounded
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  • Push ends into head & neck piece
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  • Leaving about 1/4" sticking out

 

Hint you will be connecting the other body pieces to this

 

  • Insert another pipe cleaner loop segment into both sides of remaining Styrofoam balls

           (These are the body segments)

 

 

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This is two segments attached by pipe cleaner loop

  •  Secure each pipe cleaner loop with glue

Decorate

 

  • Decorate with felt circles, miniature pom poms, stickers or whatever.
  • Attach wiggle eyes and antennas securing with glue              

 

Attach Marinette rod

 

  • Cut  3 lengths of yarn
  • Tie one to pipe cleaner loop at neck
  • Tie one to center of body on a pipe cleaner loop
  • Tie third length towards end (tail) same way as others
  • Attach each to wooden rod separated like on the body
  • Secure each knot with a drop of glue

 

Moving your wiggle worm

  • Pull center yarn up

 

HINT:

Worm will have a hump in the center

 

  • Move the worm forward and let go of center yarn

This will look like it is inching forward

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