Kari from Mommy to Elodie, has also come up with some adorable Very Hungry Caterpillar crafts and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share another with you! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my favorite children’s books and now that W is getting older, I’m looking forward to bringing our favorite books to life with crafts.
W has already gone through a phase where he wanted to read the book every single night before bed. Of course, in typical toddler fashion, he had a particular way he liked the book to be read. Daddy had to read it and he couldn’t go past the pages where the caterpillar ate all of the food.
I guess W was more of a caterpillar fan than a butterfly fan. But for the butterfly fans, this is a great craft with so many ways to personalize it!
Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts: Fluttering Butterfly Wand
This is another easy craft to go along with the wonderful book. I love how versatile this one is because you can use different colored paper. You could also decorate the butterfly different. For older kids, it’s also a simple craft that gives you the opportunity to teach them about symmetry.
What you need:
- hot glue gun
- A piece of lightweight construction paper in your choice of color
- 1 yellow pipe cleaner
- 1 fun paper straw
- Optional: butterfly shape template
What you do:
- Trace the shape of the butterfly onto your construction paper. Use a template to trace or fold it in half and draw one simple wing shape.
- Cut out your butterfly shape.
- Decorate your butterfly or allow your child to decorate it using markers, crayons, stickers, etc.
- Cut a piece of the yellow pipe cleaner for the antennae. Fold it in half and use the straw to twist the ends into a rounded shape.
- Use hot glue to attach the decorated butterfly to one end of the paper straw. Add little glue to the straw opening and tuck in the antennae.