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This week Emily found a little Caterpillar on our steps so we have been talking about Caterpillars and Butterflies. Of course that means we have been enjoying reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar , by Eric Carle. This is one of Emily’s favorite books and it is about a cute little caterpillar that eats and eats and eats until he is a very big caterpillar. He makes a cocoon (which should be a chrysalis) and becomes a beautiful butterfly.
Emily wanted to make her own Very Hungry Caterpillar to go with the story and I had a lot of egg cartons in my supply stash so I thought this would be a good way to use one of them. I cut the egg carton into a caterpillar shape and then Emily went to work painting it. I gave her light green, dark green and red paint and she did all the painting herself.
Emily added foam eyes and nose and pipe cleaner feet and antennae (I helped with the pipe cleaner parts).
Emily was very happy with how her caterpillar came out!!