An invitation to create a Very Hungry Caterpillar craft for kids. Using circular items like cut sponges and citrus halves, kids can create a caterpillar.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of our favorite kids books. Eric Carle has such a beautiful style, and the kids love to see what else the caterpillar is going to eat 🙂 This craft is an invitation to create, meaning, the materials are placed out and the children have creative control to craft however they like.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft for Kids
An all time favorite book of ours is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I love talking to my kids about the butterfly life cycle, and they love hearing about it. It seems about as close to magic as we can get. I mean how does a little insect hide out inside of a shell for a while and turn into a butterfly? Mother Nature…you got me there.
I like to set it up as an invitation to create, but I do give my kids a bit of guidance by asking the kids to make a caterpillar like the one in the book. Tip: I love to use plastic chip and dip trays from the dollar store when providing the kids with various art forms and tools. They are so perfect for this and truly do look inviting when set up!
What you need for your Very Hungry Caterpillar craft:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- green and red paint (various shades)
- googly eyes
- pipe cleaners
- cotton balls
- circular objects for stamping like cut sponges, citrus halves, potato halves etc
How to Set Up the Invitation to Create
Enjoy making your own Very Hungry Caterpillar craft! It’s so fun to see what your own children will come up with!