An empty egg carton stared at me and said, “Please give me a second life!” So, I cut up the egg carton and showed the two year-olds in my pre-school class how to paint their caterpillars. They dipped, dripped and dabbed. Fun!
- egg carton
- paint and paint brush
- large pom-poms
- googly eyes
- craft glue
- Spread newspaper over work surface. Cut egg carton into sections. I made each caterpillar body two egg sections.
- Paint “body.” Let dry.
- Glue large pom-pom to one end of egg carton. Press to set glue.
- Glue googly eyes on the pom-pom.
- Let dry before handling.
Bonus: Shout out to the fabulous pre-school director and Transitional Two’s head teacher who brought in something extra special to show the children—live caterpillars! Every year, the pre-school orders butterfly kits which include cups of caterpillars, habitats, and food. The kids watch as the caterpillars eat, form chrysalises, and transform into butterflies. Then they set them free.