The book The Very Hungry Caterpillar (by Eric Carle) is a favorite at our house.
And a perfect craft to go along with reading this colorful Caterpillar book is painting and creating your own colorful Egg Carton Caterpillar!
Be sure to hang on to that egg carton you have in the refrigerator once it is empty.
Along with an Egg Carton
You will need . . .
a pipe cleaner
Begin by cutting the carton in fourths. Use the cover of the book as a model caterpillar. Then paint your Caterpillar Carton (we used teal, green, blue & red paint for ours).
After the paint dries, glue the googly eyes on to your caterpillar and punch two holes in the top of your carton to thread the pipe cleaner through.
These Caterpillar creations are fun to play with and look great displayed on a bookshelf.
My little guy loves reading books and as we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar his Egg Carton Caterpillar mimics the story.
Have fun upcycling that Egg Carton!