Making A Caterpillar

This activity is good for strengthening motor skills, eye-hand coordination, counting, number identification and following instructions. 

This activity is good for strengthening motor skills, eye-hand coordination, counting, number identification and following instructions.

Materials

All you’ll need:

Paper Plate (unwaxed) – one plate makes two caterpillars with cut out circles from paper

Markers

Pipe Cleaners

Glue

Optional extras – add any extra supplies you have to hand – glitter, pom poms, sequins, buttons – get really creative with their caterpillars!

Instructions

Cut the paper plate in half. Then, cut out the middle circle away from the bordered edge, like in the photo below

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Use the circle piece for the head of the caterpillar. It will need to be trimmed down to a smaller size to fit.

paper plate caterpillar head

Have the children color the border piece (which will become the caterpillar body). Get creative, color

them in a variety of designs! We did stripes on one of ours!

paper plate caterpillars

Cut a pipe cleaner to length, curl it with your finger to make them look like bent antennae. If you don’t have pipe cleaners, just cut paper in the shape of antennas.

Attach to the back of the head with glue. Allow to dry.

Use markers to draw faces, or if you have googly eyes on hand you can use those.

paper plate caterpillars

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