The transformation from Caterpillar to butterfly is one that hooks in children, however old they are.
We are big fans of the Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle in this house, and it is a great way to introduce the lifecycle of a caterpillar.
Firstly we read the story.
Then we talked about a cocoon and what it must be like to be all wrapped and snuggled up. We attempted to make our own cocoon around Noah, and the twins in toilet paper, and they burst out of it from the top! They loved this game!
We then decided to make some caterpillars.
You will need:
An egg box
Cut an egg box so that you have a strip of the carton.
Paint it green (as I thought) or red as Noah did and yellow as Little Madam did!
In each section, put a hole on each side and thread through a pipe cleaner for the legs.
Use some pipe cleaners as antennae.
Put on the googly eyes!
Place on some cutout leaves!
Last Updated on February 28, 2023 by Emma Vanstone