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Materials Tools
3 1/2" x 2 1/4" foam
Green chenille
1 1/2" x 2" white foam
2 wobble eyes
Pink felt
PVC ring
Hot glue
Hole punch

See the Chenille section for more instructions, hints and tips.

  1. Fold the foam (book's cover) in half, open it slightly and draw a line down the crease.
  2. Open up the foam; put a line of hot glue on the line you just drew. Then insert the white foam and close the foam cover. Align the edges of the cover. Place a drop of hot glue on the front and back of the white foam pages to secure the cover to the pages.
  3. You can draw a picture on the front of the book cover with a permanent marker. Give your book a title if you want.
  4. Make a hole through the middle of your book with the hole punch.
  5. Wrap the chenille in a spiral around the pencil to make the worm. Keep the loops close together. Make the end of the chenille (worm's head) in the shape of an "e".
  6. Stick the back end of the chenille through the hole in the book.
  7. Use a drop of hot glue in the hole in the back cover to hold the chenille in place.
  8. Bend the worm into an attractive curve to give it some character. Adjust it so the "e" of the worm's head is upright.
  9. Glue the wobble eyes to the horizontal part of the "e" of the worm's head with hot glue.
  10. Cut out a small mouth from the pink felt and hot glue it in place.
  11. Hot glue a PVC ring to the back of the book.

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