Skills to Promote:
To promote hand eye coordination
To enhance knowledge and build understanding about bugs
To make connections about legs, and counting how many.
To enhance recycling motivations
Recycled paper towel rolls (cut 4in for the body cut 1 1/2 in for head) Unless your making a really long caterpillar. Cut sizes to your digression.
Pipe cleaners (antennas and legs)
Paint ( to paint the caterpillar)
Pom-Poms for nose and Google eyes
1. Take card board pieces of paper towel roll and hot glue the head to the body. Turn the head so the holes are on the side, and the holes on the body are in the front.
2. Cut six holes for legs under the body, and cut two holes on top of the head for antennas.
3. Cut pipe cleaners, into 1-2 in sections. You will need 8 evenly sized pipe cleaner pieces. Squeeze pipe cleaners through the holes, or have children do so.
4. Secure pipe cleaners with hot glue. Let Dry.
5. Set up painting area, and have children paint their caterpillars the color of their choice.
When given the caterpillar, the child will paint, and they will hopefully view caterpillars as cute, instead of scary. They will paint the caterpillar, and personalize, while reusing recycled materials from home.
(Picture coming soon)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup warm water
Tiny toes or hands
1. Mix dry ingredients first. Stir in a bowl 1c flour and 1/2 c salt until fully mixed.
2. Add 1/2 c warm water. Stir as water is being added.
3. Knead ingredients into dough.
4. Roll into ball and flatten with rolling pin.
5. Poke a hole at the top for string.
6. Press small hand or foot into the dough to make.an impression.
7. Bake on cookie sheet 2-3 hours on 250°
8. Let cool. Painting is optional.
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