This colorful Cupcake Liner Caterpillar Craft goes perfectly with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, or any book about colors! Perfect spring craft for kids!
Could you eat an apple in a day? Quite likely so. What about two pears? Yes, possible. Five oranges? That’s a bit of a stretch. Now what about eating a chocolate cake, strawberry ice cream, cheese, salami, watermelon, a lollipop, cherry pie and a sausage, all in one day? Impossible, right? But not for the Very Hungry Caterpillar!
The Very Popular Book by Eric Carle has now achieved celebrity status, with multiple awards under its belt. Featuring a caterpillar that’s well, very hungry, it shows how the caterpillar gets bigger before spinning itself into a cocoon and then transforming into a butterfly.
The depiction of this metamorphosis is so beautifully and accurately done that the Royal Entomological Society endorsed the book. The book is also supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC for promoting healthy eating among kids. It’s no wonder then that a copy of this book is sold every 30 seconds!
As we approach the 53rd anniversary of the book’s release on 3rd June, let’s relive the joy of reading it with a cute and colorful Cupcake liner Caterpillar craft, that’s reminiscent of the Very Hungry Caterpillar! It’s really easy to make, so even toddlers and preschoolers can make it!
Colorful and Easy Cupcake Liner Caterpillar Craft
- Cupcake liners in multiple colors (in different sizes too – optional)
- Chart paper or large sheet of card stock in a light color
- Googly eyes
How to make the Cupcake Liner Caterpillar Craft:
1. Gather all your cupcake liners. Try to choose bright colors like red, green and yellow so your caterpillar really pops! Flatten out all the cupcake liners, including the different sizes, if using.
2. If you have cupcake liners of a smaller size too, now’s the time to glue them inside a bigger liner so you get a nice layered look. Arrange the liners in any order of your choice, mixing up the colors. Decide on one color to be the caterpillar’s head and place that at the beginning. Here, we’ve used red for the head and green and yellow for the body of the cupcake liner caterpillar craft.
3. Now that you’ve decided the order of your liners, stick them on your chart paper background with glue. You can use any light color as the backdrop for your cupcake liner caterpillar craft – we’ve chosen light blue here, to mimic the sky. Be sure to apply glue only on the centers of the cupcake liners.
4. On the caterpillar head, stick on the googly eyes and draw any other facial features that you like!
5. Cut out two antennae from scraps of craft paper and stick it to the top of the head, applying glue from behind. Draw some little feet with a marker and your cupcake liner caterpillar craft is ready!
Don’t stop with just the caterpillar – extend your cupcake liner caterpillar craft to include some of the things the Very Hungry Caterpillar eats, like apples, pears and oranges. Don’t forget to make holes in the middle to show how the caterpillar has eaten its way through!
It’s amazing how many educational concepts this book touches upon, with such little text. Kids can learn about numbers, colors, days of the week, the names of foods, healthy v/s unhealthy foods as well as the life cycle of a butterfly – all through some colorful pictures! If you liked this, you’ll also enjoy making our rainbow caterpillar button craft, that’s just as colorful as this one.