The Art of Inchworms

Hello! Today I’m going to be going over how I make clay inchworms, and I’ll show you a couple that I’ve made recently. 🙂 Making clay inchworms is rather a strange hobby for sure, but I enjoy it a lot.

To start with, I get a selection of greens, blues, yellows, and white to mix up for the inchworm body. Almost all of my inchworms look a little different because I mix up a new batch of green just about every time I make an inchworm. The nice thing about not having a recipe is that I can use left over scraps and it doesn’t matter if the color has a bit of another color on. 🙂

DSCN0109

When I’ve mixed up all the colors, I roll the green into a long log and then round off the ends and smooth out any creases.

DSCN0110

Then I make the log into an inchworm by curving it into an inchworm-like shape and cutting lines into it’s back. And of course it needs eyes. 😛

DSCN0111

Then I marble some colors together (or just get a solid color) and smooth the lump of clay out to make a platform for the inchworm to stand on. I don’t like making it a perfect oval or circle, so the platforms are another thing that vary with inchworms.

DSCN0112

Finally I characterize the inchworm by giving it ‘props’. I am not very good with miniatures, so this is the hardest part of making inchworms for sure. It’s also hard to think of new things for the inchworms to be after you’ve made thirty plus inchworms. I also like to glue on the props with polymer clay glue so I can be sure they won’t come off. After I made the baseball for this worm, glued it, and baked it, I didn’t like it and tried to get it off. I finally did after much tugging, but it was pretty hard. I guess that’s a good thing!

DSCN0113

Any suggestions for what I should name this inchworm? 🙂 Or any suggestions for what inchworm I should make next?

Alright, on to my three latest worms. Let’s start with my personal favorite, Gandalf.

Gandalf

I gave him a blue hat like Tolkien’s Gandalf. In the movies he has a gray hat, but I went with the books. 😛

gandalf3

Gandalf2

As you can see, Gandalf’s staff is just leaning against him since he has no hands. 😛

Onto Bert the Bookworm!

 

bookworm1

I’ve made a bookworm before, but I decided to improve and make Bert. He looks much more inchworm-like and has more books than my other one.

bookworm 3

bookworm 1

Now for my most recent (other than the baseball player) inchworm – the chef/baker. He doesn’t have a name yet either, so if you think of anything I’d be happy to hear your suggestion in the comments. 🙂

chefworm 1

Now that I think about it, all three of the inchworms above were remakes. My old chef just had a bowl of something or other, but my new one has some cookies on a cookie sheet.

chefworm 2

chefworm 3

And thus concludes my inchworm tour! I hope you enjoyed this post. 🙂

any name suggestions for my inchworms?

what inchworms should i make next?

megan signoff

Advertisements

46 thoughts on “The Art of Inchworms

  1. I LOVE YOUR INCHWORMS! They are so cute. Bert the Bookworm is probably my favorite. 😛
    How you make a policeman, a bird watcher, or a tourist? Or how about a blogger inchworm? XD

    -Clara ❤

    Like

  2. How neat! I loved this, and Gandalf was so cool! I love LOTR! 😀 Your new ones were so cool! Hmmm…. names.. maybe the chef could be Timothy? Just a random name… Or the baseball player could be Joshua. another random name (actually my brother’s name). Maybe you could make a rabbit inchworm! Have you made one yet? 😀

    Like

  3. Fun! I’ve made a couple of inchworms, inspired by yours! I’ve made Inchy C (There are possibly a lot of Inchy C’s out there now…) who has a little belt like Inchy B’s first accessory, with a flower on it, and I’ve made a baseball inchworm with a bat and a little cap ☺ .
    Hmmm, you could name the chef… sticky? XD Or possibly Kale…?
    As for other inchworms, you could make a babysitter, baby, rockstar, soldier (he could be camouflage instead of plain green!), king/queen, mailman, doctor, or teacher. You could even do a siamese twin inchworm(s)! 🙂
    ~Gracie

    Like

  4. Stealing my idea are you???? I made an adorable inchworm holding a bat with a baseball beside him but it broke. 😦 😦 😦 XD Haha! Nice inchies!! I like them!!!! 🙂

    Like

    1. Haha! That’s neat that you made one! My baseball inchworm actually got quite sizzled… I had to glue on a new baseball and bake it again, and something was wrong the oven, and he turned completely brown! His platform got all bubbly too.
      ~Megan~

      Like

Leave a Comment! (Please, keep it clean. No "OMG" or cursing/swearing/taking God's name in vain please.)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s