One of our favorite books to read at our house is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. So my kids and I did a cute craft that goes through all the stages from caterpillar to chrysalis and then to butterfly.
- Egg carton
- Black pipe cleaner
- Eye stickers or googly eyes
- Construction paper
- Paper lunch sack
- 9×13″ pan or a plastic container
Have the kids paint the egg carton. After the kids are done painting, set it aside to dry.
My daughter has a tree mural painted in her room, so we twisted the ends of the bags and taped them to the leaves on the tree.
Have the kids tilt the baking pan or plastic tub to move the marbles around in the paint. Here is another post that I did of the kids doing marble painting.
My daughter was really getting into it. After the kids are done, set the paper aside to dry fully.
I then hot glue gunned (it dries faster) the egg carton caterpillars to the construction paper.
I then taped them to my daughter’s mural for the kids to find.
Here are a couple more photos of our butterflies. If you look carefully at this photo you can see the butterflies proboscis, which is a tube-like tongue, as he is drinking the sugar water we dropped onto the roses.
When we let our butterflies fly away, one landed on one of our plants, and I captured this photo.