Egg carton caterpillars

egg carton caterpillarsGoogly eyes are certainly one of our favorite craft supplies; we use them for everything! Seriously, if you stick a pair of googly eyes on anything it will look like a little creature of some sort. And pipe cleaner is another fun thing we use a lot — it’s easy to bend and form, and easy for the kids to use.

So, with two of our favorite supplies and some old egg cartons, we got busy making these little egg carton caterpillars (and bumble bees and spiders)!

This is another one of those simple projects that the kids can really take part in.  Here’s what you’ll need:

-egg cartons
-paint and paintbrushes
-pipe cleaner
-googly eyes
-and scissors, of course

Also fun to let the kids play with their ‘creepy crawlies’ when they’re finished and dry!



Comments (6)

October 14, 2009

Hi Courtney,

What a fantastic idea. My little daughter will love making these. Thank you so much for sharing.

October 14, 2009

really cute idea. you have inspired me to do more craft projects at home. Need to get “googly eyes” asap.

October 16, 2009

Such a cute idea! I love your art projects. They give me new ideas!

October 18, 2009

adorable, thanks! Laura in ludwigsburg

October 1, 2010

[…] in Uncategorized OK, so I once thought I was going to be the kind of mom that would make cardboard caterpillars out of egg cartons and all sorts of other crafty, fun stuff with my kids but alas, it hasn’t […]

August 26, 2015

[…] 11. A Caterpillar: Here’s one that’s made with the usual staples in a toddler’s craft kit: pipe cleaners and googly eyes. For a variation of this activity, cut out the face of your child from a photo and paste it to the face of the caterpillar. […]

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