For something new and different this year, make your own basket with an inexpensive sand bucket. You can pick these up for only $1.00 at many discount stores.
- 12 Small Flexible Paper Plates
- Light and Dark Green Paint
- 7 Green Pipe Cleaners
- 2 Green Pom Poms
- Wiggle Eyes
How to Make a Paper Plate Caterpillar
Step 1: Paint the bottoms of 6 plates with the light green paint. Paint the other plates with the dark green paint and let them dry.
Step 2: Glue the plates together at the rim forming 6 sections of the caterpillar’s body. Be sure to glue light green to light green and dark green to dark green.
Step 3: Glue the sections together to form the body of the caterpillar.
Step 4: Cut a section of pipe cleaner and form into a smile for his mouth and glue it on the front of the first plate. Glue on the wiggle eyes above the mouth.
Step 5: Cut the remaining piece of the pipe cleaner in half (the one you used for the mouth) for the antennas. Glue a green pom pom onto each of these at one end and then glue behind the first plate.
Tip: You may need to use hot glue to hold the pom poms in place
Step 6: Cut the remaining pipe cleaners in half to form 12 legs. Bend the end of each to form a foot and then glue in between the plate sections on both sides of the plate.
Just set this cute little green guy on a table to show him off.