To make a maggot.
I took some string, 2 meter (yard),

and made a turks head knot in the middle.

Doubled the knot,

and tightened it in two stages to a ball, not to tight.

I than twisted the left-over string

for as long as I wanted the body to be.

Next I spliced the string back into the twist to make a braid,

all the way to the head.

To bring the string into the head and out again,

and cut it short,

and melted the ends.

The melted ends make nice eyes.

The body will twist into many shapes.

Used: scissors, string and lighter.

Time spend?
Less than it took to boil the potatoes, including the time to take the pictures and check on the spuds.
Back to start. one step backwards. ©Willeke 2002