“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” By Eric Carle and Caterpillar Craft

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar features a caterpillar who eats his way through a wide variety of food before pupating and emerging as a butterfly. The winner of many children’s literature awards and a major graphic design award, it has sold almost 50 million copies worldwide. It has been described as having sold the equivalent of a copy per minute since its publication, and as one of the greatest childhood classics of all time. There are many free print outs to use with the book at this link from Barnes and Noble.

Make a Caterpillar

You Will Need:

Paper Plate
Scissor
Paint
Markers
Glue
Decorations

What to Do:

1. Protect the work surface.

2. Cut a paper plate in half. Cut out the center of each plate.

3. Trace a circle on the center of the paper plates and cut out the circles with antennas to make a head for the caterpillar.

5. Allow the children to decorate the rim of the paper plate with paint, markers, stickers or other items. Have them decorate the head of the caterpillar.

5. Paste the head of the caterpillar to the rim to look like a caterpillar.

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