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Very hungry caterpillar crafts

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Photo credit: Dymocks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is one of the most well-known and loved children’s picture books, with so many different things for kids to learn about, including :

  • the life cycle of a caterpillar and butterfly
  • days of the week
  • counting
  • colour recognition
  • different types of food

Making crafts based on books helps to consolidate this kind of learning.  It also gives kids the opportunity to retell the story in their own words.

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Here are some of our favourite caterpillar and butterfly crafts and activities for your kids to make and do!

Very hungry caterpillar inspired fingerprint art from Crafts by Courtney

Very hungry caterpillar inspired cardboard roll paintings by Danya Banya

Caterpillar sponge stamping craft by Buggy and buddy

Egg carton hungry caterpillar craft by Crafty morning

The very hungry caterpillar inspired paper plate puppet by Arty crafty kids

The very hungry caterpillar hole punching activity by Books and giggles

Tissue paper caterpillars from Teach preschool

Paper plate caterpillar from Glued to my crafts

The very hungry caterpillar sequencing activity from School time snippets

Butterfly life cycle paper plate craft from Buggy and buddy

The very hungry caterpillar play dough counting mats from My bored toddler

The very hungry caterpillar painted rocks from Color made happy

The very hungry caterpillar cupcake liner craft from In the playroom

The very hungry caterpillar finger puppets from Read and create

Rainbow footprint butterfly from Messy little monster

Stained glass butterfly art from Rainy day mum

Why not try one of these with your kids this week?

We would love to see their creations – just post to Facebook or Instagram with #littlegreencrafters. 🙂

We have lots more book based art and crafts on our Pinterest page here, and a variety of bug crafts here.



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