One of my favorite story books to read kids is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. It is always fun to see the kids giggle at all the fruit and food he eats! Why not have them make their own egg carton caterpillars?! It's a fun craft that they can play with after it dries. You could always choose another fruit besides a strawberry to make!
- Egg carton
- Green, yellow, and red paint
- Scissors / Glue
- Black marker
- Yellow pipe cleaner
- Googly eyes
Start by cutting your egg carton so it is 4 cups length (my least favorite part- what a pain!) Then free-draw or print out a strawberry on a piece of white paper.
Have the kids paint the first egg carton cup red and the other three green....paint in the strawberry as well! Let dry.
Once the paint is dry stick a scissors/pencil into the top of the egg carton to make holes for the yellow pipe cleaner. Then glue on the googly eyes holding down for at least 30 seconds. Cut a hole in the strawberry where the caterpillar ate and paint yellow dots all over. So cute!