DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Chain Caterpillar
This is a fun, simple craft for all ages (even daddy has fun trying to make the longest caterpillar). It's also a good project for
practicing making patterns.
- construction paper (2 or 3 colors)
- scotch tape or glue,
- wiggly eyes (optional)
- black marker
- Cut about 15 strips of construction paper 1 inch wide and 10 inches long.
- Decide what type of pattern you want to make. We made a pink, purple, pink, purple... pattern for ours.
- Make your first strip of construction paper into a ring and tape or glue it together
- Slide your next strip of construction paper through the ring and tape or glue it into a ring
- Repeat the process until you have a long chain of construction paper rings.
- Cut one last strip of construction paper 2 inches wide and 10 inches long -- this will be the head (it needs to be a bit wider, so we can
fit the face on).
Slide the head strip through the last ring on your paper chain and make it into a ring.
- Cut two 1/4 inch by 5 inch pieces of construction paper.
- Wrap each around a pencil to make it curly
- Fold a tab at the bottom of each piece
- Glue the tabs onto the top of the head to make two antennas
- glue wiggly eyes onto the front of the head
- draw two eyes onto the front of the head with a marker
- draw a mouth onto the front of the head with a marker
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