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Paper Chain Caterpillar Toy or Puppet
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A simple-to-make caterpillar toy or puppet.

Supplies needed:
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers or crayons
  • Optional: string (to make a puppet)
Cut out 13 strips of paper that are 1 inch by 6 inches, and one that is 4 inches square.
Form one of the strips into a circle and secure it with glue.
Form the next paper strip into a circle connected to the first loop.
Continue until all 13 circles are connected, making a chain. Each loop is a segment of your caterpillar.
Cut a circle from the paper square to make a head for the caterpillar. Using a marker or crayons, add some simple eyes. Caterpillar eyes can only detect light vs. dark. Glue on two tiny triangular jaws (mandibles). Caterpillars use these to eat leaves.
Glue the head to the caterpillar.

Optional: Make a nice, tasty leaf for your caterpillar to eat and rest on.
Optional: Tie a string to your caterpillar's head and another one to the other end so you can use it as a puppet; you can use your puppet as you read "The Very Hungry Caperpillar." (Thanks to Jacki P. in England for the wonderful puppet idea!)

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