Egg Carton Caterpillar

Egg Carton Caterpillar

We love recycling materials to make fun, easy crafts for kids.  Our egg carton caterpillar is great for story-time and pretend play.

Material Needed:

  • Paper egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paint or markers

What’s Next:

First, cut the egg carton in half lengthwise. I used adult scissors for this part, it was tough. Tip: To make it look more rounded, cut the base off around the edges, but AFTER you paint it.  If you cut before, it compromises the strength of it.  The seams at the top started to break where the colors met.  Next, choose your medium — paint or markers.

Egg Carton Caterpillar @ Crayon Box Chronicles

Little C started to paint, then it was ATTACK of the animals, lol!

Egg Carton Caterpillar @ Crayon Box Chronicles

He ended up doing an animal foot print painting and I finished the caterpillar.  Set aside to dry then draw a face on the front of the caterpillar.

Egg Carton Caterpillar @ Crayon Box Chronicles

Turn the carton upside down and help your child poke two short pieces of pipe cleaner through one end to create antennae; bend over tips, they are pointy! Let your child’s imagination soar as they play with their new caterpillar! Little C decided to have a snack with his, lol! 😉

Egg Carton Caterpillar @ Crayon Box Chronicles

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Pom-Pom Caterpillars

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Caterpillars are too cute! This fun, simple craft will challenge your preschooler in color recognition, sequencing, and counting!

Materials:

What’s Next:

  1. Run a line of white glue down one flat side of the clothes pin.
  2. Have your child carefully place their pom-poms in the line of glue to form their caterpillar. Discuss color recognition, color sequencing, and counting.
  3. Next, bend the pipe cleaner into a “V” shape to create the antennae. Insert the antennae between the first and second pom-pom, adding glue if necessary.
  4. Put two dots of glue where the eyes will go and put the eyes in place.
  5. Add the mouth using a black marker.
  6. Let the glue dry completely.

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