My oldest daughter, Emma made these Cute Caterpillars from Recycled Easter Eggs several years ago. It wasn’t until I was in my garage hunting around for things that I came upon all of our Easter things. We had a bag of the plastic Easter eggs that we like to use year to year if we can instead of having to by new ones every year because they just seem to end up in the garbage can. So, I decided to bust out the eggs and have my youngest daughter Lily make these fun Cute Caterpillars. I forgot how much Emma liked this project. This was true with Lily too. She went bonkers over these Cute Caterpillars. She can’t stop playing with them. So here is my warning to you parents!!! Your kids will flip over these. Gather up all of those plastic egg that you have and let’s recycle them.
- Plastic Easter Eggs (I used the ones that have two holes in them.)
- 2 Pipe Cleaners Per Caterpillar
- Googly Eyes
Step 1: Gather several eggs that have two holes in them. If any of your plastic eggs are attached, take them apart. If you have any long plastic string pieces hanging off the egg, trim these with scissors. Have your son/daughter thread two pipe cleaners through the holes of the egg leaving enough room for the antennas. Step 2: Twist the pipe cleaners tight a couple of times right underneath the egg. You may want to help your kids with this just to make sure the pipe cleaners have been twisted tight. Step 3: Thread the eggs onto the pipe cleaners. Step 4: When you have roughly around 10 or so, take the next egg and flip it around when threading it onto the the pipe cleaners. This will create the nice rounded cap end for the end of the caterpillar. Twist and trim the ends of the pipe cleaners to make a rounded tip at the end of the caterpillar or as my daughter calls it the caterpillar butt. :) You could use hot glue and seal the end of the egg onto the other one. Step 5: Use a Sharpie marker and add the mouth. Hot glue the eyes into place.
So, here is a close up of the caterpillars. They’re just so darn cute that I have to show you all of them.
These bend and curve too. You’re kids will be able to move them to play with.
My daughter ABSOLUTELY loves these and your kids will too! Enjoy making these. They’re just TOO much fun.
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