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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  1. I am going to share the catepillar craft with egg cartons to my daughter. My grandson goes to a daycare and his classroom is called the catepillars and I think this would be a cute craft for them to do.

  2. We have a VHC lover here at our house! Thanks for the idea – I linked to it on my weekly roundup. (Post is under my name)

  3. Great idea! We already made flowers out of egg cartons and my gd loved giving it to her mom. Now we can make something new! Thanks, love your site!

  4. i need to do this next time my eggs are all gone! this book is a FAVORITE in our home with the boys! me & my husband have it memorized!! haha

  5. Thanks for reminding me about the wonderful creative uses of egg cartons! Can’t wait to help my little guy with this one.

  6. this is great I am going to put it in my “rainy/too cold to play outside” idea book thanks a bunch

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