Paper Plate Caterpillar Craft

Paper Plate Caterpillar Craft

Spring has sprung! Do you know what that means? It's time for another seasonal craft!

So, what craft is it today? A paper plate caterpillar! This project is classroom-friendly and so easy to create, yet we think it's one of the cutest we've done! Take a look!

Materials Needed:

This craft was inspired by Glued To My Crafts!

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<p style=Step 2: Next, decorate! Grab your favorite colored pencils, markers or crayons to brighten up your new crawling pal. Get extra wild and add stickers or crafting pom poms.

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Paper Plate CraftStep 3: Make sure the colored paper is handy because it's time to create the caterpillar heads. We freestyled this process, but you simply want to cut out a round head shape with two antennae on the top. Another option is to use pipe cleaners as the antennae!

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Paper Plate CraftStep 4: Give the faces some eyes by gluing on googly eyes or drawing a pair!

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Paper Plate CraftStep 5: Add a mouth to the face! Easy, right?

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Paper Plate CraftStep 6: Finally, attach the paper head to rest of the body by stapling it to the end of the paper plate rim.

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Ta-da! The creation of your new spring time friend is complete! Now all that is left is to enjoy his/her company!

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