Thursday, 6 March 2014

Butterfly Learning - Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Having discussed the life cycle of a butterfly with the ButterBalls,
 and read...
and reread the story of the Hungry Caterpillar, 
 we decided to begin our Butterfly Wall
 by constructing our very own
Hungry Caterpillar.


We used : an egg carton, paint, plastic eyes and pipe cleaners.

I trimmed the egg carton into manageable strips.
The ButterBalls happily painted their Hungry Caterpillars.



While they waited for the paint to dry,
they enjoyed a delicious grape caterpillar snack

A breeze to make!
 You just thread grapes onto a skewer and stick on little Tic-Tac sweet eyes!


Once the paint had dried (and the sticky fingers had been wiped) 

 I helped them make little holes on the caterpillars head, through which they pushed little pieces of pipe cleaner to form the antenna.



The ButterBalls stuck on the eyes using double-sided tape.


With their caterpillars in hand, the ButterBalls trotted off to find granny - hoping to scare away a few more strands of hair...poor granny!

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