Crazy Caterpillars!

By Maggie Mackay August 10, 2011

What you’ll need:

  • Multi-colored paper
  • A circle to trace (Tupperware bowl or lid, plastic cup, cardboard circle, etc.)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons/markers
  • Two googly eyes
  • Two feathers or pipe cleaners
  • BIG sheet of paper (I used finger-paint paper simply because it was BIG)

What you’ll do:

Help your child trace multiple circles out of different colors of paper. Cut them out. For my younger kids, I cut the circles out for them ahead of time.

Arrange the circles to make a long caterpillar. We made ours “crazy” by having them go up and down all over the paper!! Glue the circles down.

Add two googly eyes and two antennas to the head of your caterpillar. 

Use crayons/markers to further decorate your caterpillar’s body or create a background. 

Some fun variations: Have each circle on the body stand for something. For example, your child’s favorite things, books they’ve read, things they’ve done this summer (accomplishment or activities), or even the life cycle of a butterfly! Then they can illustrate or write one thing on each circle!