The BEST Hungry Caterpillar Craft
Updated: May 6, 2018
OKAY, my mom is a GENIUS.
We have a little obsession with the legendary Eric Carle and all of his books.
Specifically The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Surprisingly, there aren't many unique Eric Carle crafts, just your usual
paint something here and glue something there sorta things.
...but mom and I were SO BORED.
My mother is notoriously known for having anything and everything in her classroom drawers...things you had NO IDEA you even needed.
-Sharpies in every, shape, color and size?
-Giant googly eyes as big as your face?
But one small collection in her drawers left some teachers asking,
"Why on earth are you hoarding those, Jannett?"
Enter these little boogers:
Almost every parent buys them, most kids love them, and my mom hoards them.
She knew that ONE DAY all that recycled plastic would be put to good use.
AND BY GOLLY SHE DID
So what did I do? I copied her and made them in my class, too.
AND THEN ONE OF MY STUDENTS' MOMS BRINGS ME A HUGE GROCERY SACK FULL
"My husband doesn't understand why I keep these, but I've been saving them for months. I didn't know what I would do with them, but I knew I had to keep these for something!"
After this kind donation of applesauce lids (weird donation, but for a worthy cause), I had enough for all twelve of my kids plus more for next year's class! Woo!
⌘ WHAT YOU WILL NEED ⌘
Applesauce pouch lids
A stick of some sort... Something pokey...[You'll see]
String or elastic cord [something stretchy is best]
DISCLAIMER: I know we're all smart adults here,
and this is obvious, but I just wanna make this clear.
PLEASE DON'T LET THE CHILDREN TOUCH THE SHARP THINGS
OR WRITE WITH THE SHARPIE.
[Just puttin' that out there]
Ahem, okay, here we go...
1. Wash the old applesauce off the lids...hopefully nothing's moldy...ew.
Thought this step might be super obvious, but might as well include it, right?