If you're a keen reader, here's a great Art Attack that will keep your bookshelf tidy!

You will need:
  • 3 reasonably heavy stones
  • Newspaper
  • Sticky tape
  • Kitchen roll
  • PVA Glue
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper
  • Cardboard box card
  • Paint
  • Permanent black pen or marker
For the front end of the bookworm, you'll need eight sheets of newspaper.

Open them out, then find two reasonably heavy stones. Place them at the bottom of the newspaper sheets - one at the centre fold, and one at the bottom right hand corner.
Roll the stones up in the newspaper, so that you have a tube with a stone in the middle and one at the end.
When you've finished rolling, use sticky tape to keep everything in place.
Next, grasp the newspaper tube between the two stones, and scrunch it up to make an arch.
Use more sticky tape to keep the shape in place.
Now scrunch the the end of the tube without the stone, so that it forms a worm-like neck.
Roll up a ball of newspaper and tape it to the end of the neck, to make a head.
Then add on a couple of small newspaper balls for eyes - one on each side of the head.
For the worm's saddle, close one sheet of newspaper and fold it half.

Then fold it in half again...
...and wrap it around the arched part of the worm's body.
Once again, secure everything in place with more sticky tape.
You should now have something that looks like this!
This one has extra newspaper padding for cheeks, to make it look as though the bookworm is munching away.
The stones inside the body provide the necessary weight to prop up the books!
For the tail end of the bookworm, find another stone and place it onto the edge of two closed double page spreads of newspaper.
Roll it up, and again, put some tape onto it, to hold the stone in place.
Twist the other end, to make a pointy tail.

Once more, use tape to keep the shape!
That's both ends of the bookworm made!
For the next step, take a piece of cardboard box card and draw an arch, like this.

It needs to be big enough to cover the end of the bookworm's body. Cut this out.
Next, tear up lots of triangle shaped pieces of paper, and start to glue them around the outside edge of the arch.
Let the triangles stick out, like this...
...and when you've stuck them all the way around, put some more glue into the middle...
...and press it onto the end of the bookworm's body until the glue dries.

You need to make another one of these, in exactly the same way, and glue it to the end of the tail part.
The cardboard makes a flat surface against which your books will stay upright, and the torn triangles look like ripped pages where the worm has burst through the book!
Next, mix up PVA glue in equal parts with water and paste a layer of kitchen roll all over both parts of the bookworm.

Don't go over the ripped triangle shaped pieces of paper!
When dry, you can paint the bookworm.

The choice of colours are up to you.
And when the paint has dried, you can add on extra detail using a permanent pen or marker.

This one has extra ripped paper pieces glued around the mouth!
Finish off by placing the bookworm on your bookshelf, like this.
If you want to, you can make some smaller bookworms - without stones - to place on top of books, to make it look as though there's a real paper feast going on!

Try it yourself!