Caterpillar Craft Project

2 March 2018

Level: Beginner

Create Creepy crawly caterpillars that are egg-ceptionally fun & easy!

Download this PDF to print out instructions.

  • Cardboard Egg Carton
  • Elmer's Glue All
  • EDUcraft Pipe Cleaners
  • EDUcraft Joggle Eyes
  • Jasart Creativity Paper
  • Reeves Acrylic Paint 75ml in the colours of your choice
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Marker

How to do it

  1. Cut off the lid from the egg carton.Use the bottom section of the egg carton for this project.
  2. Cut off the bottom section of the egg carton in half lengthwise.
  3. Cut off the lip of the egg carton if necessary so that the edges are even all the way around.
  4. Paint the egg carton in bright colurs. Add spots and stripes to make the caterpillar unique and realistic. Let the paint dry completely.
  5. Glue two EDUcraft Joggle to one end of the cartoon.
  6. Draw a mouth with markers.
  7. Cut a sheet of Creativity Paper into six strips to make legs.
  8. Make sure each strip is slightly longer than the width of the egg carton so it sticks out on both sides of it.
  9. Turn over the egg carton and glue the strips to the separators between each section. Let the Elmer's Glue dry completely.
  10. Turn over the caterpillar and poke pipe cleaners into the top front section for antennae.


Note: The perfect project for fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.