The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft
by Kelly Howell
Red and green construction paper
1 pipe cleaner
The very first thing we did was read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. If you have never read it this book is cute and short with a very good message about junk food. This craft is great for any age since it’s so simple. My son did most of the steps by himself, except for the cutting.
1. Cut the construction paper into 1.5 to 2-inch strips.
2. Make a circle with one of the green strips of paper. Tape the ends to hold it together.
3. Get another green piece of paper and weave it through the first circle you made. Tape the ends to hold it together.
4. Continue with the green construction paper until it’s gone making the body of the caterpillar.
5. Take one red strip of paper and weave it through one end of the body. Make a circle and tape it together. This is the head of the caterpillar.
6. Draw eyes and a mouth on the red construction paper.
7. Next, grab your pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Use a half to make an antenna by bending it into a v shape. Then bend the bottom of the v at a 90-degree angle, so you can tape it flat to the caterpillar’s head.
Now grab some fake fruit or real and pretend the caterpillar is eating it. It’s a fun way to name fruits and veggies and also learn to count!