*first up, you'll need ...
-plastic eggs ... you can make a long caterpillar or a short one. we used one whole plastic egg for the head, and 8 halves for the body. we made a pattern out of our colors as well.
-googly eyes and a sharpie marker
*NOTE: some plastic eggs already have one hole in the middle of each half. the ones i had, had 2 holes. so, i used a small phillips screwdriver (b/c i didn't have an ice pick like i wanted to use) and poked one hole right smack in the middle of the bottom of each half. make sense? see picture ...
*then we made a pattern with colors. i let each kid pick their colors. now, you can make this super long if you want. i just chose to make ours shorter. here's one pattern (the 2 green on the left side is for the head).
*here are the next steps ...
*first, put the pipe cleaner through the very last egg. i wasn't sure how to do this part, so i made it up. i just put a small piece of the end of the pipe cleaner through the hole, folded it, then bent it down. (pic 1)
*then start adding the rest of your egg halves. (pic 2)
*for the head, simply put a whole egg together. (pic 3)
*i added a small piece of extra pipe cleaner for a 2nd antennae, curled them, and added eyes and a smile.
how cute are they?! ...
*i did add googly eyes to some of them. for the babies, i just did sharpie marker eyes. i didn't want googly eyes to end up in their mouths!
the kids LOVED this project and the big girls even decided if they were boys or girls and named them.