Hungry Caterpillar Easy Craft
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is one of my favorite books. Well, I love most of Eric Carle's book but this book stands out a lot. My students love the book so much. The book is very interactive and creative. The story is very interesting and the kids are really engaging into it.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a beloved children's book that has been inspiring young readers for decades. With its colorful illustrations and simple yet engaging story, it's no surprise that children are drawn to this classic tale. One fun and creative way to bring The Very Hungry Caterpillar to life is through crafts that kids can make at home.
Make sure to try this craft after storytelling!
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List of Supplies:
Colored cardstock paper
Green and red pompoms
Grab a green colored cardstock paper for the pompom caterpillar base pattern. Trace and cut out the base pattern from the green cardstock paper. Cut out a small round shape from a black paper and 2 long and thin teardrop patterns from purple paper.
Grab a red colored pompom and stick 2 googly eyes on it. Stick the small round black shape below the eyes, on the red pompom. Lastly, stick the 2 purple teardrop shapes on the top side of the red pompom, above the googly eyes.
Step - 3:
Attach the red pompom on either open end of the green cardstock base cutout.
Step - 4:
Grab the green pompoms and start to attach them on the green cardstock base one by one.
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Fill the entire green cardstock base with green pompoms. Try using 2 or 3 different shades of green pompoms.
Step - 6:
Attach the pompom caterpillar on a popsicle stick to complete the Very Hungry Caterpillar puppet craft.
OTHER HUNGRY CATERPILLAR CRAFT IDEAS
1. One easy craft inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar is creating a caterpillar out of paper plates. All you need are some paper plates, green and red paint, and some googly eyes. Start by painting the bottom of the paper plate green to represent the caterpillar's body. Then, paint the top of the plate red to represent the caterpillar's head. Once the paint is dry, attach the googly eyes and draw on a mouth with black marker. To finish off the craft, cut out some green circles from construction paper and attach them to the caterpillar's body to represent his segments.
2. Another fun and easy Hungry Caterpillar craft is creating a collage using tissue paper. Simply cut out some circles from different colored tissue paper, and then have your child glue them onto a piece of construction paper to create a colorful caterpillar. For an added touch, you can even have your child draw on some legs and antennae using markers or crayons.
3. For a more hands-on approach, you can try making a caterpillar out of playdough or modeling clay. Have your child roll out small balls of different colored clay to create the segments of the caterpillar's body, and then attach them together to form the caterpillar. Use a toothpick or small stick to make the holes for the antennae, and then attach small pieces of pipe cleaners for the antennae.
These are just a few examples of the many creative and easy crafts that can be inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar. By making these crafts, children can engage with the story on a deeper level and create something fun and memorable that they can keep and cherish for years to come.