Most inchworms don't have fur, but Martha and her young friends Kelly and Michael McIntosh make these furry specimens out of brightly colored pom-poms, in hues you won't find in your backyard. Seed beads form the eyes and chenille stems create antennae for the fanciful creatures; ice-pop-stick handles help small hands "inch" them along.
Tools and Materials
10 Puff Beadz
8-inch-long styrene rod
2 ice-pop sticks
Chenille stem, or pipe cleaner
2 seed beads
Pom-Pom Inchworm How-To
1. String 8 Puff Beadz onto the styrene rod.
2. Using a 1/16-inch drill bit, drill a hole near one end of each ice pop stick; slide a stick onto each end of the styrene rod.
3. To make the head and tail, slide another Puff Beadz onto each end of the rod; secure with dabs of glue.
4. Cut a 4-inch length of pipe cleaner for the inchworm's antennae. Wrap the pipe cleaner once around the inchworm's neck, between the head and the first pom-pom of the body. Twist pipe cleaner to secure; shape into antennae.
5. Make the eyes: Dab a bit of glue on each seed bead, and attach the beads to the inchworm's head. Work quickly so that the glue doesn't dry before you've attached the eyes.