Thursday, May 5, 2011

stART ~The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.


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. IMG_7957  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!!


Candace @Naturally Educational said...

So cute! I am always jealous of egg carton crafts since my husband buys a type that come in plastic cartons.

Esther said...

a cute little hungry caterpillar!

Monica said...

What a cute craft! I like that you could use it to act out the book. How fun!

Unknown said...

He is super cute! I love this book. JDaniel loves to eat. I add his name to the story when we read it.

Elle Belles Bows said...

What a great way to use all the extra egg cartons I have been saving!!

Thanks for hosting the link up!


CountryFun said...

Love how you cut away to get a fun shape to the caterpillar. Have always done it with straight sections of egg carton.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We found a caterpillar too, and started an activity very similar to this - only putting letters on the top to make alphabet, and spelling caterpillars - I hope to post tomorrow - I love yours, it turned out very cute!

Miller Moments said...

Adorable Caterpillar!

Shauna said...

I am in love with your caterpillars. They turned out so cute. I always love reading this book when we talk about bugs, and I can't wait to try out this art project.
Thanks for sharing,

My Oatmeal Kisses said...

This looks very familar!
I guess great minds think a like! Don't you love literature!!


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