Making a  Egg Carton Caterpillar is a easy way be creative and craft with kids this summer.   It is  a fun kids activity your children will love doing this summer. If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities  ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer!  The best craft bloggers are sharing  fun kids crafts! From making a Easy Book cover to a nature sun garland you will find fun creative ideas!


Hello Skip to My Lou readers! I’m Rubyellen from Cakies and I’m so happy to share this cute little project with you! You’re definitely going to want to tead The Very Hungry Caterpillar and make this egg carton caterpillar with the kids. A lot of the projects in our home and done in connection with books we’re reading, and no doubt everyone loves the classic story of that overindulging caterpillar.

egg carton caterpillar

Egg Carton Caterpillar

Egg carton (cut in half lengthwise)
Green craft paint
Markers/colored pencils
6″ strip of crepe paper (or chenille stem)

1. Cut off one column off the egg carton and paint it green (or colorful if you’d like!). Allow to dry completely.

egg carton caterpillar
2. Cut out an oval from the card stock, draw on your caterpillar face on the oval, and twist your crepe paper strip tight to create the antennae.

egg carton caterpillar
3. Glue the antennae to the back of the caterpillar head (near the top), and glue the caterpillar head onto one end of the egg carton.

egg carton caterpillar
Display somewhere for decor or use it to retell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

egg carton caterpillar
We really enjoy making projects inspired by books, such as this house block pillow and these fairy wings. We’re also doing our own little summer series called “Camp Home” filled with easy projects to do at home; this paper plate maze might have been my favorite so far. Thank you for letting me share this project with you!

This post is written by Rubyellen Bratcher, behind the blog Cakies, and author of Let’s Sew Together. She has been featured in Family Fun Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Babiekins, as well as many other print and online venues. A former elementary school teacher, she is a mother to four girls: True, Brave, Soul, and Glow. She lives in California. Her chronicle of daily life can be found at

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