Five of the best ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ crafts


Our September Poppet Post box has a decidedly spring-like feel, designed to get your little one excited about the great outdoors. You’ll find handcrafted wooden Wriggly Worms, pint-sized gardening kits, DIY butterfly crafts and children’s classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We’ve also included a jar of green paint so you can make your own Hungry Caterpillar. Here are some ideas to get you started using household items such as egg cartons, sponges, socks, or even fingers and toes.

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1. Paper chain caterpillar

Perfect for your toddler, you’ll need paper, scissors and glue for this easy paper caterpillar. Or even easier cut up a toilet roll!

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2. Finger paint caterpillar

Kids young and old will enjoy using their fingers to make this tactile fingerpaint caterpillar.

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3. Sponge stamp caterpillar

Use sponges to stamp out the body of a caterpillar and pipe cleaners for the antenna. Little babies will also enjoy this as the sponge and paint have great textures. Just don’t let the painted hands go in their mouths.

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4. Tube sock caterpillar

Perfect for babies, fill this sock caterpillar with crinkly paper, rice and other textures to keep them entertained all day long.

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5. Egg carton caterpillar

Last but not least, this egg carton caterpillar is ideal for all ages. Younger babies will enjoy the texture of the egg carton while older toddlers will have fun using their hands to paint. Pop on some eyes and your caterpillar comes to life! Take it in to the garden and play hide and seek.

15, September, 2014