Egg Carton Caterpillars

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IMG_3595This is a craft that gets done a lot at pre-schools and playgroups, but never seems to lose its appeal. In the past we have decorated these caterpillars with paint, textas, stickers, and gluing on bits of paper, cellophane and fabric. Sometimes they are short caterpillars and sometimes long, but always fun!

Painting a caterpillar.

Painting a caterpillar.

Waiting, waiting, waiting for them to dry.

Waiting, waiting, waiting for them to dry.

We had half an egg carton left over from some other craft, so I cut this in half to make two caterpillars for A. She chose to paint one green and one red. She put so much paint on them that it took all day to dry… Eventually we got back to them and A decorated them. I punched two holes with my awl in the head of each caterpillar so that A could add pipe-cleaner antennae. She also glued on some googly eyes, and then used pompoms to decorate their bodies. She gave the red one a pompom nose. They are very cute!

Bending the antennae into shape.

Bending the antennae into shape.

Decorating a caterpillar.

Decorating a caterpillar.

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