Here’s a really simple craft activities for fans of a certain hungry caterpillar.
Threading is a great activity for little hands and they can be as creative as they like with their choice of bead colours. You don’t need any glue, so it’s a great one to do when you’re not in the mood to have too much mess to clear up at the end.
- 1 pipe cleaner
- A few round wooden beads (we used green and red)
- A pencil or pen
- A scrap of green paper
- Take a pipe cleaner, folding the last 1/2 inch over a couple of times to stop the beads slipping off
- Push alternating coloured beads onto the other end until you have about 2 inches left
- With the remaining length of pipe cleaner, fold into an M shame and tuck back into the last bead to create two antennae
- Draw on the eyes and mouth with a pencil or pen
- Cut your scrap of green paper into a leaf shape, then fold in half and cut semi-circles along the length of the fold
- Open the leaf out and thread the caterpillar through it, bending him into position so he sits upright