The Very Hungry Caterpillar Toys

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This is a great way to use up old egg cartons and create a cute toy based on the extremely popular children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Young children will especially find this activity fun and they can paint their caterpillar all by themselves too.



Very Hungry Caterpillars
Two Very Hungry Caterpillars


Time: 30 minutes (plus paint drying time)
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
1/2 an egg carton
dark green paint
red paint
paintbrush
yellow paper
one purple pipe cleaner
black pen



Egg carton craft
Recycle your egg carton


Method

Eat a dozen eggs and save the egg carton.

Cut the egg carton in half down the middle, to form The Very Hungry Caterpillar's "body".

Turn the egg carton upside down and paint the first five "lumps" a dark green color.

Paint the remaining "lump" a bright red color to form the Very Hungry Caterpillar's "head".



caterpillar painted
Paint the body green and the head red


Allow the paint to completely dry and poke two holes through the red "head" where the antennae will soon fit through. Trim the edges of the carton around the head and tail to make them smooth looking.

Take the purple pipe cleaner and poke either end up through the holes in the "head".



Very Hungry Caterpillar
Add the antennae


Cut two small oval shapes in the yellow paper and paint two green spots in the center of each, to form The Very Hungry Caterpillar's "eyes".

Also draw on a mouth and/or a nose. Now your own Very Hungry Caterpillar is ready to eat lots of plums, apples, strawberries, oranges and all the rest. Have fun and maybe make some more?



Two Very Hungry Caterpillars
Add the yellow eyes and a mouth


Categories
#Recycled
#Easy
#Caterpillar
#Animals
#Under 5's
#Egg Box
 
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