Valentine Craft: Inchworm Pencil Gifts



Here is a last minute valentine! These silly worms are inching along to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!


Inchworm Download

Print the inchworms on thin colored copy paper. Cut out inchworm going clear to the edge of the paper even though the printing stops.

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Fold inchworms on the dotted line toward the inside.

Gather the folds and punch at marking at the end. This takes a sharp regular sized hole punch and a strong hand.

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Thread worm onto a pencil or pixie stick. Embellish worms with hearts, pom poms and googly eyes.


You can trim around the head to make it more rounded if you like.


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Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy's family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

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6 Responses to “Valentine Craft: Inchworm Pencil Gifts”

  1. Michelle Feb 12 at 12:38 pm Reply Reply

    These are just perfect! I have some Valentine’s Day pencils that I wanted to give away, but I was clueless as to how to decorate them easily and quickly. Thanks!!

  2. Rebecca Feb 12 at 12:43 pm Reply Reply

    These are great! I have a friend with a three year old who comes over quite a lot to my house. He will love these!

  3. Robin Feb 16 at 7:53 am Reply Reply

    I think these are great! I was wondering, too, if you could have an alternate inch worm in green which says inching along towards spring so that little kids could make/use them to celebrate the first day of Spring?

  4. Save On Everything Feb 06 at 11:00 am Reply Reply

    Just stopped by to let you know we featured this on our recent blog post. Such a cute idea!

  5. Rebecca Feb 12 at 11:24 am Reply Reply

    These ARE very cute! However, I do not recommend anyone do them!!! They are a pain in the @$$!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve gone through 2 hole punches and a lot of swearing. LOL. A regular pencil doesn’t really fit through a typical hole punch hole. I have 2 kids so think about really how many eyes you have to glue on and how many pompoms you need. Not only that but after you glue the eyes and the pompoms you need to leave the pencil facing up. If you are going to attempt this frustrating ordeal, then I suggest getting pellets or beans and put them in a container so you can stick the pencil in to hold it to dry while you make more. It took me the length of a movie last night to do 3/4 of 1 son’s class. This was AFTER I already had hole punched them. They are cute but I would recommend you find something easier to do for Valentine’s day.

  6. Megan Feb 12 at 4:16 pm Reply Reply

    Agree with Rebecca!!!
    Rebecca, lets go get a drink!!! We deserve it!!
    I’m still not done!

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