Make: Egg Carton Caterpillars


Step 1: Read a caterpillar book...gotta love this one!


Step 2: Cut an egg carton in half lengthwise. We then cut that in half too, so that our caterpillar could move his "hips" a bit!

Step 3: Poke two small holes in sides of caterpillar's head. Thread a long twist tie (pipe cleaner would work too) through holes and curl up ends.

Step 4: If your caterpillar has two segments (like ours) poke one hole in each and attach with another twist tie. Leave about 1 1/2 inches of space between body segments so he has some "wiggle room".




Step 5: Decorate! We used crayons, google eyes, and rainbow pom poms. Very fun!

3 comments:

Bev said...

Maybe we can make these the next time the kids get together - Aunt Poppy certainly has enough egg cartons to supply us all!

Monkey Momma said...

Oh, I LOVE this! My youngest is having his 1st Bday party next weekend with his almost 3 yo brother and his 3, 3, and 5 yo cousins. I've been trying to figure out a craft for his "hungry caterpillar" birthday. Inspired by this:

http://www.swiss-miss.com/2009/03/the-hungry-caterpillar-cupcakes-cake.html

How cute will that be??? :-)

FunMom said...

So glad it will work for you! It was super easy, turned out great, and practically no mess! :)

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