Spring to Life: Egg Carton Caterpillar

Spring is the perfect time to talk to your birds about nature and its cycles of life. To help you, this week’s craft is a silly, segmented caterpillar.

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Materials:

  • An empty egg carton.
  • Scissors.
  • Craft paint.
  • Paintbrushes.
  • Googly eyes.
  • Glue.

Instructions:

  • Cut the empty egg carton, so you are left with a single row of egg cups.
  • Turn over and paint green.
  • Let dry.
  • Paint designs on caterpillar.
  • Let dry.
  • Glue googly eyes on front and let dry.

Next week’s craft will be a beautiful butterfly. If you need to brush up on the details of metamorphosis, check out http://www.thebutterflysite.com/life-cycle.shtml, dedicated entirely to butterflies. They even have butterfly life cycle coloring pages!

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