Create cute clothespin caterpillars that can be used to hang art work or be given as gifts. Goals:
- To practice fine motor skills
- To explore different color combinations
- To express creativity
Before You Start: Gather materials needed: clothespins, tacky glue, pom-poms and wiggly eyes.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Set out all materials and provide children with 1 or 2 clothespins each.
Step 2. Apply a line of tacky glue along the entire length of one side of a clothespin.
Step 3. Place a row of pom-poms close together on the glue. Use however many can fit on the clothespin (3-5 is usually a good number).
Step 4. Apply two dots of tacky glue to the pom-pom on the opening side of the clothespin. Apply wiggly eyes to the glue.
Step 5. Allow the glue to dry, then place wherever you like!
Furthermore: Use the Clothespin Caterpillars activity to supplement learning about real caterpillars, or for when reading about The Hungry Caterpillar. Or, use brown pom-poms to make clothespin worms. Then read the book Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.
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