Written by: J R Williams [JR is a homeschooler from Slater, Iowa]
Students will create an egg carton caterpillar after reading the Eric Carle book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
- Students will read the Eric Carle Book (or watch the video): The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
- Students will create an egg carton caterpillar.
- Students will learn to appreciate the art created not only by them, but by others as well.
What You Need:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar BOOK and/or VIDEO
- egg cartons
- pipe cleaners
- googly eyes (from the craft store)
- small brown lunch sacks
- thin glue
- colored tissue paper
- wax paper
What You Do:
- Watch the video or read the book.
- Take the egg cartons and cut them so each child has a section three eggs long.
- Encourage your students to attach pipe cleaners for antennas, glue eyes on and color with markers.
- When finished, they can put their caterpillars in brown paper sacks and attach them to a bulletin board
- Count down for 14 days.
- On the 14th day your students can make a tissue paper butter fly by gluing down sections of tissue paper to the sheet of wax paper.
- When the tissue paper is dry, they can cut it into the shape of a butterfly.
- Replace their paper sacks with the newly dried butterfly.