Last year, B and Mel made caterpillars from some large heart sequins we had in the craft closet. I thought they were super cute and loved that their little imaginations let them come up with the idea all on their own. This year, I decided to recreate their little creation, but with paper instead. I love how these Heart Caterpillars turned out.
For this craft you will need: construction paper in your choice of colors (we used pink, purple, and red), 2 googly eyes, scissors, school glue, a sheet of white construction paper, and a pencil (optional).
First, cut a medium heart from construction paper. Next, cut 6 smaller hearts from construction paper, followed by 2 tiny hearts for the antennas. I found that drawing the heart on first with a pencil helped Mel.
Glue the hearts to the white construction paper beginning with the medium heart for the head. Next, add the legs and antennas.
Lastly, add the googly eyes and draw a mouth and you are finished. Allow the glue to dry, then hang to display!
- Fold a piece of paper in half and cut out a medium size heart for the head. (For younger children, you may choose to draw this first in pencil.)
- Cut 6 smaller hearts from construction paper by first folding paper in half.
- Cut two tiny hearts from construction paper folded in half.
- Glue the hearts to the white construction paper beginning with the head.
- Using the black marker, add the legs and the antennae.
- Glue on the googly eyes and allow to dry.