For the past few years,
our neighborhood has hosted a
in an effort to get the kiddos
up and out of bed
and excited for the new school year.
I have provided a craft at all of these celebrations.
(You can see the Pencil Toppers we made in 2010
by clicking HERE.)
This year's craft was inspired by
I taught the kiddos how to make my version of...
Decide what color of pipe cleaner you want for the worm's body
and style of button you want for the worm's head.
Push the pipe cleaner
through one of the holes of the button.
Push the pipe cleaner back through
a different button hole.
Twist the small section of pipe cleaner
you looped through the button holes
over and around the rest of the pipe cleaner.
Thread the pipe cleaner
with pony beads
to decorate the worm's body.
To close off the end,
leave some of the pipe cleaner un-beaded,
and pull up the last pony bead a bit.
Loop the end of the pipe cleaner
over the extra pony bead...
...and twist it around the extra bit of pipe cleaner...
...to create a close off tail end.
Use craft glue to secure eyes on the button face
and you have yourself a book worm!
I loved watching the creative minds
of the kiddos at the breakfast...
They came up with all different kinds of book worms-
not one was the same!