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Peach Box Caterpillar

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
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Food containers come in lots of interesting shapes and sizes that can be used to make fun things. Have you noticed how a peach basket looks rather like a caterpillar? Just a bit a paint and you've got a lovely creepy crawly.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials



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Cardboard peach basket (or similar)
Paint
Paint brush
Water (for cleaning brush)

Method



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Caterpillars come in all sorts of funky colours, so be creative when it comes to painting. I would recommend using three colours, a primary (main body), secondary (connecting parts), and tertiary (tips) to add contrast without looking overly busy.



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Paint the main body of the peach basket, and then fill in the corners with a contrasting colour.



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Paint the bumps a third colour. It is best to use a fast drying. If your paint is slow to dry, I would suggest waiting between each colour so that they don't mix.



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Paint a face on your caterpillar.

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#Animals
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