Our Egg Carton Caterpillars were inspired by Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I love recycling products in the house for arts and crafts. The boys really loved this idea and book.
I cut the rows from the egg carton and let the boys paint them. I added the pipe cleaners for the ears and the boys enjoyed making their caterpillar eat food and move around the house
You can take this project furthur by talking about the stages it takes for a caterpillar to turn into a butterfly.
For the older homeschoolers they actually drew the stages in their notebooks and explained it. The younger children talked discussed days of the week and what the caterpillar ate on each day.
So much can be done with this project for older and younger children.. I have a few lesson plans too on the subject!