We love Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and printables that expound on activities related to this awesome children’s book! In this post, we have an incredible idea with very hungry caterpillar printable activities!
I have put together some very hungry caterpillar printables to make beautiful sun catchers! Come and see how we made them and how they turned out so amazing and grab the printable hungry caterpillar fruit!
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Printable Hungry Caterpillar Fruit
For this craft, you will need:
The Very Hungry CaterpillarNicole Home Collection 200 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 9-Inch,Con-Tact Brand Clear Covering Self-Adhesive Privacy Film and Liner, 18-InchesArtVerse 100-Piece Tissue Paper Pack – Premium Quality Tissue Paper
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar children’s book
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar printables included at the end of this post
- Paper plates (one per child)
- Scissors (one pair per child)
- Pencil (one per child)
- Contact paper (about 12×12 inches per child)
- Tissue paper in different shades of: greens, pinks and reds, blues and purples, orange
- Yarn of any color (about 12 inches per child)
- Hole punch
The very hungry caterpillar pictures to print in this post are fruit templates of the 5 fruits the caterpillar ate from Monday to Friday (apple, orange, plum, pear and strawberry). Make sure that you get the download of the hungry caterpillar printables in this post and print enough copies for kids to have at least one “piece of fruit.”
They can be printed out in black and white or in color. It doesn’t really matter because they’re just templates. Cut out the hungry caterpillar printables (each fruit separately) and have ready with the other craft materials.
Hungry Caterpillar Printables ~ Free
Alright! Let’s get started on these the very hungry caterpillar activities with free printables! Have each child pick the fruit they want to make the craft from. Then, place the fruit template right in the middle of the plate and with a pencil, trace it all around.
Use the scissors to cut out the fruit. Pay more attention to keeping the fruit outline undamaged. That is what we will use for the craft. You can toss the fruit cut-out. Hand out some strips of tissue paper in the colors of the fruit the kids are using. They will use the scissors to cut small squares out of the tissue paper.
While they cut those out, you can cut circles out of the contact paper. Make sure the circles are big enough to cover the entire outline of the fruit on the paper plate. Children will then peel the paper off the contact paper and stick it on one side of the paper to cover the entire fruit outline.
The kids will then use the tissue squares to stick to the contact paper. They can choose to use different shades of the color or just one shade. It is up to them. After they’re done, they can use another contact paper circle to paste on the back, to contain the tissue paper. Punch a hole on the top of the paper plate and tie the yarn on it to hang.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Printable
And now it’s your turn to get these “the very hungry caterpillar” printables! Grab your kids, your materials and make your very own “the hungry caterpillar” activities! These sun catchers will be quite a sensation! They catch the sun so beautifully!
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