The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Reading by Eric Carle

James and the Giant Peach


How a Caterpillar Becomes a Butterfly

Video of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly


Egg Carton Caterpillars
Age 3-7


  • Paint
  • Egg carton
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes


  1. Separate the top and bottom of the egg carton (you’ll only need the bottom half).
  2. Cut the egg carton in half lengthwise.
  3. Flip over (the bumps should be up).
  4. Paint the bumps of the caterpillar, and let dry.
  5. When dry, poke two holes in one end of the egg carton and push a pipe cleaner through to make antennas.
  6. Glue on googly eyes below the antenna.

Pom Pom Caterpillars
Age 7-11


  • Two paper towel rolls
  • Knitting Wool (various colour or one colour)
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes


  1. Make about 5 pom poms with various colours or all one colour.*
  2. Tie the pom poms together with wool (Tip: It’s best to tie them together with the string used to tie the pom pom in a ball) or glue.
  3. Glue on googly eyes.

*To make a pom pom:

  • Use two empty toilet paper rolls together.
  • Wrap yarn around and around and around the two tubes until you’ve got a good amount of yarn.
  • Take another piece of yarn (about a foot long should suffice) and work it between the two tubes and tie a tentative knot.
  • Gently push the yarn toward one end of the tube, being careful to hold onto both ends of the yarn you’re using to securely tie the pom pom together.
  • Once the yarn is off the tubes, tie it tight and cut around both edges of the pom pom.
  • Fluff and Trim to form.