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Craft Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Here’s an adorable, simple The Very Hungry Caterpillar craft that your children will enjoy! Inspired by the children’s classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar this would be a great activity to undertake the day you read the book. It would also work perfectly for as a craft for a Hungry Caterpillar themed party…

the very hungry catepillar inspired craftKids love sorting though piles of buttons, finding different colours and textures. You can find big bags of mixed buttons cheaply in craft shops – or keep a look out at local Op shops for an interesting selection.
Here’s how to make an easy spoon caterpillar with some of your button stash. It’s a fun activity for toddlers and pre-schoolers and ties in well with reading caterpillar books or learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.

You will need:

*Disposable wooden cutlery spoon
*Selection of mixed buttons
*Glue
*Paint (optional) for colouring the caterpillar face
*Decoration items for face (e.g. sticky dots, googly eyes etc) – be careful of small parts as these are a choking risk and should not be used for small children

How to make it:

Step 1: Paint the curved part of the back of the spoon with paint to make a colourful caterpillar face. If you don’t want use paint you could use a red texta.
Step 2: Apply a line of glue down the handle of the spoon.
Step 3: Stick buttons along the handle of the spoon.  we liked using different sized buttons to look like the caterpillar is wriggling along.
Step 4: Stick on decoration for the caterpillars face.  We used small pieces of coloured card and sticky dots to make eyes and antennae.

Have fun with your caterpillar puppet!

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