Wriggly Worm Puppet

How to Make a Wriggly Worm Puppet

Today I’ll show you how to make a wriggly worm puppet that will delight your kids. It’s a really easy craft to make and you probably already have what you need lying around the house.

But if you don’t you can always just improvise, with what you have. Although I’m using heavy construction card (160 GSM) to ensure the humps stay in place when the wriggly worm is moving.

So go ahead, follow the instructions and make a few wriggly worm puppets yourself.

How to Make a Wriggly Worm Puppet

How to Make a Wriggly WormFirst, let’s get everything ready so you can leave the little ones to get busy and avoid all those interruptions.

Skill Level – Easy

Time Required – 15 minutes

What you will need

  • Colored construction card [BUY]
  • Wooden skewers
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape

Step 1

First, cut a strip of construction card 2in wide and make your first fold 2 1/2in in.

Step 1 - fold head

Step 2

Continue to concertina fold the construction card every 1 inch by turn the card over for each fold.

Step 2 - fold body

Step 3

Now round off the head an tail with your scissors.

Step 3 - round edges

Step 4

Now draw on your face.  You can use anything for your face. In the example below, we punched out a couple of circles for the eyes and used our black marker for the mouth and nose.

Step 4 - draw face

Step 5

Once you are happy with your face turn your worm over and tape on the wooden skewers at each end.

Step 5 - add sticks

Step 6

Now you have your wriggly worm puppet ready to play with.  Why not make a couple and have a puppet show?

Step 6 - play time


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