The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Perfect Caterpillar Craft for kids who love the very famous book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. #caterpillarcraft #caterpillarcraftforkids

The first thing we did today after coming home from school was to make The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft after reading the same book by Eric Carle. Now let me tell you why!

When I went to pick up my daughter from school today she told me that they have started reading Eric Carle books in their class for author study. Now this was exciting news for both of us because he happens to be our favorite author.

As she is now 7 yrs old she can read all of his books by herself but still loves to hear them from me. So while i was reading it i decided we needed to do a craft project around it. I asked my daughter would she like to make a caterpillar with me and of course she was super excited. What kid doesn’t like to cut paste and make a mess!! Though to be honest it was super easy to make The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft and mostly mess free. We were done in 10 min!!! We enjoyed making it so much and hope you enjoy it too. Happy Crafting!!! It’s the perfect caterpillar craft for preschools classrooms as well! Definitely worth a try.

Hungry Caterpillar 1

Instructions for Paper Hungry Caterpillar Craft:

Cut the green construction paper into 6 thick strips of 3 inch width and 7 inch length. Cut 1 strip of red construction paper for the head of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft. You can cut as many green strips as you want. We have to the make a paper chain out of them. Just remember longer caterpillars are more fun to play with!!

Hungry Caterpillar paper 3

Roll the green stripe and glue or staple the edges together. We quickly realized stapler was better option for our caterpillar craft.

Hungry Caterpillar paper 4

Make a paper chain of the green stripes.

Hungry Caterpillar 5

Now attach the red one to green paper chain like shown below:

Perfect  Caterpillar Craft for kids who love the very famous book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. #caterpillarcraft #caterpillarcraftforkids

Glue on the googley eyes and make a nose with black marker. Attach black antennas for the hungry caterpillar from black construction paper.

Yield: 1

How To Make Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Easy to make hungry caterpillar craft for kids. #caterpillarcraft #ericcarlecraft #kidscraft

Easy to make Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Green construction paper
  • Red construction paper
  • Black construction paper (tiny piece)
  • Glue
  • Googley eyes
  • Black marker

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Stapler (optional)

Instructions

    1. Cut the green construction paper into 6 thick strips of 3 inch width and 7 inch length. Cut 1 strip of red construction paper for the head of the hungry caterpillar. You can cut as many green strips as you want. We have to the make a paper chain out of them.

    2. Roll the green stripe and glue or staple the edges together. We quickly realized stapler was better option.

    3. Make a paper chain of the green stripes.

    4. Now attach the red one to green paper chain as shown in the pictures.

    5. Glue on the googley eyes and make a nose with black marker.

    6. Attach black antennas for the hungry caterpillar from black construction paper.

And your very hungry caterpillar craft for kids is ready to play with. Hope you enjoyed this preschool insect craft as much as we did. This a perfect Eric Carl Craft as well. If you are looking for other easy paper crafts for kids please look at Swimmy the easy paper fish and Pam, Sam and Kim: The grouchy Lady Bugs. Happy Crafting everyone!!!

This Easy Paper Caterpillar Craft For Kids is perfect for preschoolers and kids of all ages. It a fun and exciting spring craft or when kids are learning about insects! Also accompanies well with the very famous book Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carl, so an easy Eric Carl Craft as well!

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