Draggin’ Bug-Worm

“Draggin’ Bug-Worm,” Friend, Mar. 1995, 33

Draggin’ Bug-Worm

You will need: six toilet tissue tubes, colored markers, or wrapping paper, a hole punch, a 6′ (1.8 m) cord or heavy string, a pom-pom, glue, a 2″ (5 cm) Styrofoam ball, and a chenille stick.

  1. Paint the tubes with the colored markers or cover with wrapping paper.

  2. Have an older person punch a hole about 1/2″ (13 mm) from one end of two tubes.

  3. Tie a big knot about 2′ (.6 m) from one end of the cord. Then, from the inside, thread the shorter end of the cord through the hole in one tube (the knot will be on the inside of the tube).

  4. Thread the rest of the cord through the length of the tube, then through the remaining tubes, ending with the other tube with the hole (see illustration).

  5. Loop the cord around the end of the tube and back through the hole; tie the pom-pom at the end.

  6. Draw a face on the styrofoam ball. Have an older person cut the chenille stick in half, then stick both halves into the ball as antennae.

  7. Push the first tube into the head.

  8. Tie a big knot in the front end of the cord and drag it along.