Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Hungry Caterpillar CraftReduce, Reuse, Recycle!

This craft reuses egg cartons, which makes it a great Earth Day activity. I love that it is perfect for spring, easy for little hands, and adaptable to go along with Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar book. It also makes sessions fun!

I did this craft with my younger students after I read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and had them answer questions about the story. There are so many different skills you can target with this wonderful book, such as counting, sequencing, vocabulary building, question answering, and specific sound practice.

You can print a copy of my questions now and look for more related ideas and printables in the Picnic Basic Set.

Here are the directions for the egg carton caterpillar:

Materials:

  • egg carton (cut into a 3-cup strip)
  • pipe cleaner (cut in half)
  • scissors
  • marker
  • glue
  • googly eyes

Steps:

  1. Gather materials.
  2. Have the child draw a smile and nose, if desired, on one end of the egg carton.
  3. Poke small holes where the antennae will be. From the bottom of the caterpillar, have the child put one end of the pipe cleaner in one hole and then the other end through the other hole. Curl the ends and bend them as desired.
  4. Glue small googly eyes above the smile.

Here are the printable downloads for this post:

Pictures and directions for making an egg carton caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar questions

-Becky Wanca

Here is a craft I did with my younger students after I read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and had them answer questions about the story. There are so many different skills you can target with this wonderful book, such as counting, sequencing, vocabulary building, question answering, and specific sound practice. You can print a copy of my questions now and look for other related ideas and printables coming soon.
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  • sally akiyama

    I just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful material you have put out. They’ve been sooooo useful in my speech and language program. I am a teacher’s aid and I have been part of our primary school’s speech/language program for the past 3 years. I am the only aid doing the program and it has been highly sucessful.It is people like you and your site that keeps me goin as there is very little funding for resources. I ususally spend hours looking on the net I also have the support of the local speech threrapist who have really helped keep this program alive.
    Thank you again! Please keep up the fantastic work.

  • You’re welcome! I’m glad you are able to use the ideas and materials.

  • Maria Gatica

    Thank You so much for all your wonderful ideas.