Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Caterpillar Crawlers

Caterpillar with button eyes and pipe cleaner legs
For these cute little crafts, you will need:
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Googly eyes or small buttons
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Craft paint and brush
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Skewers or dowel rods, Styrofoam cups (optional)

  1. Paint the Styrofoam balls. I stuck a skewer into the bottom of the ball, then stuck the skewer into an upside down Styrofoam cup to dry.
  2. Once the balls are dry, remove skewers, and hot glue together. My kids are way too young to use the hot glue gun, so I did the gluing and they told me the order they wanted the balls glued in.
  3. Next, glue on the eyes. (I liked the button eyes, but my oldest liked the googly eyes for his.)
  4. Cut pipe cleaners for antennae and push into the head.
  5. Cut pipe cleaners for the legs and push into the body.
  6. If you leave the skewers in, you could place the critters into houseplants for decorations.

Googly eyed Caterpillar Oldest made

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