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Egg Carton Caterpillars

Posted by  ·  September 14, 2009  ·  Last Updated: September 14, 2009

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. Gwen
    Thursday, February 16th, 2012
    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. Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    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. Laura
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
    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. Jenalee
    Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
    Stinkin' CUTE!! I love your site! Thanks for sharing you great ideas!
  5. misty
    Monday, September 14th, 2009
    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
  6. Monday, September 14th, 2009
    Thanks for reminding me about the wonderful creative uses of egg cartons! Can't wait to help my little guy with this one.
  7. Monday, September 14th, 2009
    this is great I am going to put it in my "rainy/too cold to play outside" idea book thanks a bunch
  8. Monday, September 14th, 2009

    We use to make these when my kids were younger. :)
  9. Monday, September 14th, 2009
    Looks like they had a great time!! Great project for little ones!!