Spring is in the air! And that means it’s time to start putting together some bright kid’s crafts! So, the other day I asked MillerBug if he thought it was time to start some Spring inspired crafts and this was his response.
So, inspired by his very favorite book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we set out to make a fun Spring Caterpillar craft! It’s simple enough for little hands and sure to inspire hours of fun! Here’s how you can make your very own Sparkly Spring Clothespin Caterpillar!
What You Will Need
Plain Wooden Clothespins
Sparkly Pom Balls
Black Pipe Cleaners
Small Sequins for Eyes
Helpful little hands:-)
How to Make Them
**This craft is super simple and perfect sized for little hands so lend your help but let your little one pull this one together.**
Start by laying out your wooden clothespins and pulling a line of glue down the back of it. Then let your child add sparkly pom balls to the line of glue (you may need to push them down to secure them).
Once all the balls are attached, allow them to dry. Then you’re ready to add your antenna and eyes. For the antenna, cut short pieces of pipe cleaners and bend the ends of them around. Then using a small amount of glue, attach them to the back of the front sparkly pom on your caterpillar.
Finally, using a small amount of glue, attach your small sequins for eyes (you can also use googly eyes but we stuck with sequins to keep the sparkly theme).
Let all the parts of your caterpillar dry completely and they you are ready to play!
Once they are dry, read your book, turn them into magnets by attaching a small magnet to the back or simply allow your child to imagine and play! They will love that they were the one to create such a special Spring craft!
Now go! Create! And have tons of toddler fun!