Making our own Superworm

By | January 15, 2014

My little man loves book which I am more than happy about. This term at nursery they are learning about nursery rhymes which is fun as there are so many different crafts we can do at home. In fact he came home with a little book of suggested activities so it’s a good job we are a crafty family.

As well as the nursery rhymes he has discovered a love of Julia Donaldson. First it was was the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s Child and we’ve been steadily working our way through all her books, especially the ones illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Our local library was full of their books so we snapped up as many as we could carry and the toddler has told me he’s pretty much keeping them for ever.

I thought it would be fun to try some related crafts and we’ve been busy painting pictures of the witch from Room on the Broom and the Gruffalo, mainly printed from the Gruffalo website here. Today we made our own version of Superworm, the wiggly, squiggly superhero, as we read the book yesterday. It’s a great book and completely captured my sons’ imagination.

painting superworm

First the toddler painted 5 toilet roll tubes, when they were dry I cut them in half and threaded them on both sides so the worm kept his shape. The toddler added some googly eyes and a mouth.

superworm craft

Tomorrow he says we have to re-enact the book, which could be interesting 🙂

superworm toilet roll craft

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3 thoughts on “Making our own Superworm

  1. Kirsty

    Julia Donaldson’s stories are wonderful and we are big fans here too. Your Superworm looks fantastic – such a great idea to thread the string so that the worm is still articulated. Pinned for later! Thank you for joining in with #kidsbookaweek
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