Have you read The Very Hungry Caterpillar? This Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Craft is a fun preschool kids craft to accompany the popular children’s book.
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I cannot begin to tell you how many times I had read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to my kids when they were young. This beloved children’s book follows the life of a caterpillar as he eats his way through the days of the week. While eating his way through a different fruit each day of the week, this hungry caterpillar suddenly finds himself transformed into a beautiful butterfly.
I love the lessons this book teaches…counting, days of the week, and the basic life cycle of a butterfly. This Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Craft is a fun paper craft for kids. It is an easy craft for preschool or early elementary school kids. This is a great craft to enhance your school curriculum, lesson plans, or homeschool lessons too.
It’s time to raid your craft closet. Here are a list of supplies needed for this fun paper craft for kids.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Project Template (download here)
How Do I Make This Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft?
Download the Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft template here!
Select red, brown, yellow, purple and 2 or 3 different shades of green colored craft papers for the caterpillar craft. Select papers of your choice for the fruit papercrafts. Trace and cut out the patterns from the selected colored craft papers.
Stick the eyes, mouth and antenna on the red colored round cutout.
Start to stick the green round cutouts in a row. Make sure to create a curved line with the green round cutouts.
Done sticking all the green patterns? Attach the legs along the bottom side of the green pattern row.
To make the caterpillar craft sturdier I’ve attached a cardstock paper base on the backside of the caterpillar craft.
Now attach the paper caterpillar on a popsicle stick to complete the craft. Similarly, trace, cut out and join the fruit patterns to make the fruit sticks.
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