Summer Reading Fun: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Summer Reading Fun: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This Very Hungry Caterpillar activity combines three of our favorite things: reading, snacking and crafting! With easy-to-cut construction paper circles and a few other basics, you can bring your own Hungry Caterpillar to life. Guaranteed to satisfy your appetite for fun!

A child who reads opens a world of learning experiences. Don't close the book on this opportunity simply because school's out for summer. Encourage your kids to keep reading. Then, help them make crafts based on those books. Oh, the places your kids will go!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (5 + up)
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Create Caterpillar: Cut ten circles from Green construction paper that are 2-1/4 inch each. Glue the circles together, overlapping the edges slightly, onto a piece of cardstock. Cut two circles from Green construction paper that are 1-1/2 inch in diameter each. Glue one of these circles to one end of the previously glued circles. Repeat with other 1-1/2 inch circle on the other end of the previously glued circle. Cut a 1-3/4 inch diameter circle from Red construction paper. Trim it so it looks like an oval. Cut a 4 inch long piece of Black chenille stem. Fold it in half and glue the folded end to the back of the Red construction paper oval for the caterpillar’s antennae. Glue this to the one end for the head. Cut six pieces of Beige chenille stem that are 1 inch each. Glue these under the Green circles for the caterpillar’s legs.
  • 2
    Set the Scene: Cut a sun with points from Yellow construction paper. Cut an Orange circle from construction paper that’s slightly smaller and adhere it to the center of the Yellow circle to complete the sun. Glue the sun to the cardstock. Cut a 1-3/4 inch wide x 11 inch long strip from Green construction paper. Give one of the long ends points, so it looks more like grass. Glue to the bottom of the cardstock. Add the caterpillar with glue.
  • 3
    Share: Show off those finished projects! Snap a pic, then send it to us #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (5 + up)
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • •Nicole™ Crafts 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock in Baby Blue, 9" x 12" Construction Paper in Assorted Colors & Chenille Stems in Black & Beige
  • •Elmer's Multi Purpose Glue
  • •Scissors & Ruler