Monday, September 21, 2009

The Hungry Caterpillar...

I adore Eric Carle's books and did a whole Author study on his books with my junior Library classes! Did you know it's his( the caterpillar's) 40th Anniversary this year! Talk about surviving the test of time. I LOVE working in the Library because I really do love literacy lessons and children's books!Poppy has a copy of the book and loves it as much as I do. I really want to pass on a love of books to my kids.

Now she is getting a little older Poppy and I are doing more crafting together. I will post some of the things we do - incase anyone is looking for simple activities to do with little ones!
This week we decided to make a Hungry Caterpillar - very basic, but you could busy it up with far more decorations.
Items needed - Egg Carton
Red & Green paint
Yellow paper or card
Purple card
Optional Extras - pipe cleaners, sequins, green wool...the list goes on!

Cut egg carton in half, cut off one individual section for the head

Paint the "body" green

Paint the head red - allow to dry

Cut out two eyes from the yellow card, paint green in the centre

Cut out two purple antennae - or use pipe cleaners

Assemble - staple or hot glue head on, glue eyes and antennae, add a nose.

You could further decorate with sequins, green fabric, wool or crepe paper!It's VERY simple - but Poppy isn't even 4 yet so - it has to be! If you would like me to post more simple crafty ideas please let me know...if no one is interested I won't bore you all! LOL!

I've been scrapping for a comp. at the BOXX...and hoping ot get a bit more of my own scrapping done. Slowly finding my way back! Have some cute pics of the girls to get on to!

Will be back with some LOs later!

Have a great week! X


Tash Allen said...

so cute!!!! the catepillar AND Poppy :) xx

Amanda Reddicliffe said...

I am so glad I found your blog before the holidays! We're sooo making the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Our cardboard-copy is in dire need of retirement. Thank goodness it wasn't a paperback.

Felicity said...

i love that story.
cut caterpillar poppy made.

mel said...

I am going to do this with my SOn -his 3 and just had a caterpillar cake for his birthday at childcare - he loves the book, loves reading to the point if I say no books at bedtime to stop some wayward moments he has I get instant good boy vibes - reading begins the start to their thirst for knowledge and it's such a wonderful moment to share as a parent with your child:)

Love your scrap space also - I need one of those :)