We got the latest issue of Clubhouse Jr yesterday and I was so excited to see a fun craft inside! It’s a simple bookmark—some bookworms for your own little book worms. But after we made it, I think it works a little better as a fun spider-worm-flag-thingie!
All you need is some yarn, a craft stick and something to make eyes (we used our old standby: foam pieces). We cut the yarn into 8″ pieces. We used about 24 pieces for each stick/worm.
To attach the strings 1) fold the yarn in half and place the stick on top. 2) push the ends into the folded side and pull. 3) Take your next string and make another slip-knot on the opposite side. Keep alternating sides until your little worm is full up with legs!
This took my 5 year old Lydia quite a long time. She really had to think about which side came next, where to place her yarn and then really use her fingers to pull the string through. But she worked hard and was so proud when she was done!
This would be a fun craft to share with your kids’ class during March–since it’s National Reading Month! You could use different colored yarn and make patterns or stripes. I even tried to make patterns on the numbers of legs on each side (see the worm on the right above?) but I ended up liking the even legs best!
So, which book would your book worm end up in?