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Egg Carton Caterpillars

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Kate and Bella have been crafty!  Their craft is perfect way to use up those egg cartons and also a great activity to go along with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar (and some others at the end of this post). We love to fill up the day making things! Keeping little fingers busy can be hard. I love these salt dough crafts and this playdough recipe. Perfect ways to build fine motor skills. We also loved literature based crafts.


Egg Carton Caterpillar Supplies

  • Egg cartons
  • Paint
  • glue
  • pom poms
  • chenille pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • foam brushes
  • knife to cut egg carton in half


How to make egg carton caterpillars

After I cut the egg carton in half lengthwise, they painted and painted.

Caterpillar2With a sharp object I punched two holes in the top end.

Caterpillar3The girls then threaded a pipe cleaner through the holes. We added a dab of glue to the underside to keep the “antennae” in place.

Caterpillar4The girls then added some wiggly eyes and I hot glued some pom poms to the tops of the antennae.

Caterpillar5Now were off the read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and give our caterpillars some embellishments! You might also enjoy reading Clara Caterpillar ,Gotta Go! Gotta Go! and Charlie the Caterpillar.

If you have little cuties around wanting to craft it up don’t miss all my fun kids crafts ideas. I even have some great summer craft ideas from some fabulous bloggers.


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