Hungry ‘Egg Carton’ Caterpillar

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!

Hungry ‘Egg Carton’ Caterpillar Kids Craft by trishsutton.com

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 . . .
paints
paint brushes
googly eyes
glue
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).

Hungry ‘Egg Carton’ Caterpillar Craft for kids by trishsutton.comAfter 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!

Egg Carton Tip from Trish trishsutton.com


About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

5 thoughts on “Hungry ‘Egg Carton’ Caterpillar

  1. What a great craft. My grandkids will love making these — and love me reading the book to them! Thanks for sharing at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party.

    Nina

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