We are really into paper crafts lately and this one is great for toddlers. As a bonus, making these colorful caterpillars is a fun way to practice color recognition.
- Glue Stick or glue dots
- Circle stencil
Have children trace circle shapes on pieces of colored paper. You will need six or seven circles for each caterpillar you want to make.
Cut out the paper circles. Smaller children may need help with this.
Have children draw a caterpillar face on one of their colored circles.
Using the glue stick, have them glue the circles on the paper to create a caterpillar’s body.
Finally, have children glue their caterpillar’s head in place, tucking two pieces of string behind it to represent antennae.
This simple craft uses very few craft supplies. My preschoolers really enjoyed the fact that they could complete most of the steps on their own. I loved seeing the cute little caterpillar faces they created.