I assume you all have read it, but in case not, here is the book!
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Kids love it for the bright colors, fun foods, little (caterpillar bite) holes throughout the book, simple text, and beautiful butterfly at the end. Parents love it because it teaches about counting, days of the week, life cycles, and nutrition, all very subtly. It is one of those rare books that doesn't drive you crazy to reread over and over again.
And here is our craft!
- Little round circle stickers (we bought ours at Target, but office supply stores would have them too). Just make sure your pack includes green circles.
- Large craft "popsicle" sticks
- googley eyes (you could also just use a marker if choking hazards are a concern)
Small white coffee filters (two per butterfly)
Something to decorate with (we used do-a-dot markers, more of the circle stickers, and crayons)
Place two coffee filters together and attach to each other with a piece of scotch tape. Flip it over and apply another piece of tape to make it extra sturdy.
Now their butterfly wings are ready.
To finish, and transform your caterpillar into a butterfly, just stick the craft stick into the coffee filter and gently poke a hole for it to slide through. It is best for parents to do this step, because you don't want to tear the whole thing. Once done, it should leave enough of the craft stick out to be a handle for playing with the butterfly.
Now run around and make your butterfly fly, reenact the Hungry Caterpillar's transformation, or, if you are my son, put it in front of your face and ask your mother to repeatedly say, "Hello Butterfly!" because it has become your clever disguise.
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Comment! What are your favorite Very Hungry Caterpillar or butterfly crafts? There are certainly many out there. Feel free to leave a link to any favorites from your blog if you'd like to share them.
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