Here is a fun craft activity to do with the kids – how to make your own very hungry caterpillar. This could be an activity for your own kids or something you can do in batches for a group of children, e.g at a playgroup or preschool.
The result is this, the caterpillar before he ate through all that food and got a tummy ache!
What you will need:
- green card (or paper or can be white)
- red paper (again can be white)
- white card
- sticky eyes (optional)
- lolly stick (optional)
- green paint
- yellow paint
- glue stick
Firstly paint your green card or paper with a very rough mix of dark green and yellow paint. Make sure the colours don’t blend together too well!
Mark up the back of the card with discs. If you are just doing one or two you can obviously make them much bigger.
Cut them out so that they all have slightly differing colours in them.
Cut a body shape out of white card and a head out of the red paper. if you don’t have red paper colour in some white paper with a red pen!
Use a glue stick to start gluing down the body pieces one at a time, overlapping each other onto the card body.
Stick on the head and then you can either use sticky eyes or else just draw on your own eyes (the rights colours are green in the middle and yellow outside but sticky eyes do just fine). Draw in his mouth with a marker or felt pen.
You can then use sellotape to attach the lolly stick to the back of the head so that you can move the caterpillar around – ideal to use with the story book.
And there you go, the finished hungry caterpillar:
And if you want to buy the book…