Wacky Wiggly Worms


If you've got a few minutes and a sense of humor, make adorable Wacky Wiggly Worms. These quick and easy crafts for kids make perfect back to school crafts because they're made from pencils. They're inexpensive, so you can make one for each kid in your class. Whether it's the first day or an ordinary day this craft is sure to put a smile on anyone's face. These animal crafts are also great learning mediums for young minds.


  • Aleene's® FunCraft Foam Glue™
  • Aleene's® Fast Grab Tacky Glue™
  • Chenille stems – desired colors
  • Pencil
  • Googly Eyes
  • Pompoms – desired colors – large, medium and small
  • Craft foam – blue, lime green
  • Hole punch – ¼ inch
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Ruler



  1. Cut strips of green and blue foam 12” long by 1” wide.
  2. Use hole punch to punch holes 1” apart down the center of strips. Save hole punchouts.
  3. Push pencil through holes to create worm body. Refer to photo.
  4. Glue lime green punchouts randomly onto blue strips and blue punchouts onto lime green strips with Aleene’s® FunCraft™ Foam Glue. Refer to photo. Let dry.
  5. Twist a chenille stem around the metal binding holding the pencil eraser to create the antennae. Glue small pompoms to the ends of chenille stems with Aleene’s® Fast Grab Tacky Glue®. Let dry.
  6. Glue a large pompom to the pencil eraser with Aleene’s® Fast Grab Tacky Glue® to create the head. Glue googly eyes to the front of large pompoms and a medium pompom between the eyes to create the nose. Let dry for 30 minutes.
  7. Optional: Cut a piece of ribbon and tie into a bow. Glue bow on top of pompom.

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