Colourful Wiggly Worms!

A fun experiment for children to create colourful wiggly worms. This activity will help children develop fine motor skills and learn about cause and effect.

What you need:

  • 3 paper kitchen towel sheets
  • Pen / Chopstick
  • Washable marker/ colour pens
  • Permanent marker
  • Dropper/pippet
  • Water
  • Plate or Bowl


  1. Cut a paper towel sheet in half
  2. Colour one side lightly with washable marker or colour pen
  3. Roll the paper around a pen or chopstick to make it look like a worm
  4. Scrunch each side together and then remove from the pen
  5. Add eyes and a mouth with a permanent marker if you wish on one end to make a face
  6. Provide a dish of water and dropper/pipet for making the worm grow and become colourful!

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