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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
- 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.
With a sharp object I punched two holes in the top end.
The girls then threaded a pipe cleaner through the holes. We added a dab of glue to the underside to keep the “antennae” in place.
The girls then added some wiggly eyes and I hot glued some pom poms to the tops of the antennae.