The Hungry Caterpillar Paper Chain Craft
So this month one of the world’s most famous and probably most loved children’s story books turns 50! That’s right, everyone’s favourite hungry caterpillar has been munching its way through the days of the week for a whole 50 years.
We’re celebrating with a week of caterpillar acitvities, crafts and art projects; this evening while I was preparing tea, I set up a really simple invitation to create a paper chain caterpillar. It was super quick as I had some coloured strips of green and red paper left over from our sun craft project a few weeks ago. It was also a great way to keep the kids occupied for half an hour…without the TV on.
This one is so easy! All you need is:
Strips of Red and Green paper - we used construction paper
Scraps of yellow, green and black paper - for the eyes and mouth
PVA glue or glue stick
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We’ve all made paper chains before so I don’t need to explain that one. I gave a quick demo for the kids. Our eldest, who’s almost 6 was happy to get down to it. I left a picture example of a paper chain on the tablet so she could follow that. Our younger girl was happy just playing with scissors and glue and decided to make a wrap with tomatoes, lettuce and cheese.
We had the story book on the table also, as a prompt for colours. I did help with cutting out the eyes and mouth; and suggested to make the antennae from thin strips of black paper folded into a concertina to give a springy effect.