The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Egg Carton Craft

One my toddler’s very favorite books is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle – one day she “made” me read it about 20 times – it’s safe to say we’re familiar with it! I was looking at egg carton crafts on Pinterest one day and thought we could make a fun caterpillar out of an egg carton.

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I used a paper-based egg carton as the plastic ones are hard to paint.

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I cut the base in half and then trimmed the edges to make them look “pretty” haha

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My toddler spent a good deal of time painting her caterpillar – she would often get sidetracked and start finger-painting the newspaper. Mama may have helped a little… 😉

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As you can see, my kid painted her nails as we worked on the caterpillar – she was proud of her green and red finger-tips. 😀

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This part I did while she was napping as my hot glue gun and toddlers don’t mix. I used a silver pipe cleaner for the antenna and oversized goggly-eyes.

I poked two holes in the top to thread the antenna through:

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I think he turned out pretty cute – don’t you!?

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