Thursday, March 22, 2012

Caterpillars




All you need for this is construction paper, glue, scissors and pipe cleaners. We also decided to use googly eyes :)

Have your little one pick out a couple of different colors of paper. Bug picked out 5 and that was WAY too many for the size we decided to do.


If your little one is able have them cut the papers into strips. The strips can very in size but should be cut vertically (so your paper is in the portrait position)


{The next few steps were too hard for Bug but she was able to pick the colored strips I used}


Using the glue have your little one form a circle with 1 strip of paper gluing the ends together....

If your little one is too small to form the circles have pick the colored strips to use...

Form a 'chain link' with the circles....we chose to make ours 4 circles but you can do any size



We used four links in each spot to make it look 'fuzzy'....(leaving the head with only 3)

After letting it dry it was time to get our legs, antennae and eyes on it

Have your little one pick out the googly eyes....
{If you don't have them show them where to draw them on}

Flip the eyes over and use a small amount of glue on the back of each one...

Have your little one place the eyes on the 'head'....


Have your little one pick out the 'legs'.....
{To be quite honest I am not sure how many legs a caterpillar has...so she chose 3 pipe cleaners!} 

On the bottom of the caterpillar place the pipe cleaners through the middle two rings....

After all the legs are placed...bend them into a 'U' shape and then make a 90 degree angle for the feet....

I could only get the front feet to hold it up....

Have your little one pick one more pipe cleaner....Bend it in half and then twist it to keep it together...


Slide the twisted part in between the links that form the head and 1 part of the body....


HERE IS OUR FINAL PRODUCT!!!




Wash the glue off your little ones hands and clean up all the supplies and your done :)












1 comment:

  1. That looks like a really good hands on project! The ones that take only 5-10 mins are fun but obviously don't last long! This looks like (if the child did 90% on their own) it could be 30-45 mins! Which I like that! :) It makes it worth it to get everything out ;)

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