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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Inspired { Upcycled } Kids Craft Tutorial

We are eagerly awaiting the Spring weather in our home; we have had more than enough snow and we can't wait for some sunshine and time outdoors!

We read one of our favorite children's books this afternoon [with the perfect theme for Spring] "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.  Then we got crafty and made some "Very Hungry Caterpillar's" of our own!

This craft super fun and simple to make [takes about 30 minutes] and requires simple supplies that you most likely already have around the house.

What You Will Need & Instructions:

  • Safety Scissors 
  • Paper Egg Carton [cut lengthwise in half with safety scissors ] - Use for "The Very Hungry Caterpillar's" body. 
  • Paint Brushes 
  • Washable paint [in green, yellow and red colors] - Paint 5 of the egg holders green [for "The Very Hungry Caterpillar's body] and 1 egg holder red [see image above]. Allow adequate time for drying. Paint two yellow eyes with a green center and a green circle for a mouth.
  • Purple Pipe Cleaner [cut to 2 inches in length] - After paint has dried cut two slits in the top of your Caterpillar's head and thread each end of a 2 inch purple pipe cleaner through from the bottom to create your caterpillar's antenna.

Tomorrow, March 20, 2013 is The Very Hungry Caterpillar day! 
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