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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

At Christmas time I ended up with a bunch of empty wrapping paper tubes knowing that they were craft worthy and just barely put one to use (other than the rolls they have played numerous times as swords). This is what K and I came up with:DSCN5631

That’s right…the Very Hungry Caterpillar! Who can resist this cute critter from Eric Carle?

You’d be amazed at how much this caterpillar can eat!

This was so easy to make and can be used in conjunction with the book, having your caterpillar find the different kinds of food. As always, toilet paper tubes or paper towel tubes would work too :).

Just cut the tube into segments. We learned that the caterpillar has 21 segments, but after coloring 8 segments, K decided that was long enough and I was not one to argue. Color or paint the segments the appropriate colors for the caterpillar and punch small holes in each segment so you can tie them together.DSCN5623

I used quilting thread and tied the segments together with plenty of room between each one so the caterpillar can wriggle and squirm.DSCN5627

Now go feed that hungry caterpillar! :)

I’m linking up to What Are Little Boys Made of?, High Paw, Link & Learn, and Preschool Corner Friday.


  1. Cute reminds of the one we did in school with paper. I've been saving toilet tissue rolls

  2. Hi,
    I found you through the Mom Blog Monday Blog Hop and am now following your blog!

    This was SUCH a cute idea!


  3. Fun, fun, fun... My boys will love this!