Thursday, March 14, 2013

Very Hungry Caterpillar Headband

As a children's librarian, I love Pinterest.  When I have a program to plan and need some ideas, it is my "go-to" place to start.  We are doing a special story time next Wednesday to celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar's birthday, but needed some craft ideas for preschoolers.  After searching Pinterest, I found this picture, but there was no pattern.  This morning I designed a pattern from the picture and cut out pieces for our program.  Here's what I came up with:

We started with a 4-inch wide headband.  I like to use a paper clip to close it up, because young kids tend to take them frequently off and on.  The paperclip gives the headband some give.
Then I added yellow and green circles for his eyes and purple antennae.  I think that it ended up looking cute and can't wait to see all of our little "caterpillars".  Stop by next week for more info from the program.


  1. Hello there, your pattern did not come up when clicked on could you try re-post it? I think this is adorable. Thanks!

  2. I tried it again and it worked the second time. Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Is normal construction paper long enough to fit around a child's head?

    1. Actually no. I use the large construction paper (maybe 12x18) and cut it into strips. I normally need 1 full strip and half of another strip stapled together.


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