This is a simple craft that only requires a sheet of paper and some glue! It is also great for developing fine motor skills: children use their fingers to fold and assemble the caterpillar.
· Color pencils, crayons, markers and any material to decorate the caterpillar
1. Fold a piece of paper in half, with the long sides together. Fold the paper in half again, 2 more times.
2. Unfold the paper. Cut along the folds. There should be 8 strips of paper.
3. Give your child 2 strips of paper. Have your child decorate 2 of the strips.
4. Dab glue on one end of one of the strips. Press the strip onto the end of the other strip to form a “V”.
5. Fold over the left strip and crease it. Fold it down, so it overlaps the right strip.
6. Fold over the right strip, so it overlaps with the left strip.
7. Continue folding over strip neatly over the other strip.
8. When you get to the end of the two strips, glue the ends together. You can also make a longer caterpillar, by gluing the ends of 2 more strips to the end, and repeating steps 3-7.
9. Decorate the caterpillar by adding feelers, eyes and etc. Remember to have fun!