Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Caterpillar Name Craft

This is a Rainbow-Caterpillar-Name-Craft.  And I love it!  I really like to do a lot with children's names so they can recognize their names, and eventually spell and write their names at an early age.  We have given personalized name pillows and personalized wall hangings as gifts.  We made the name snowmen this past winter.  Last week I needed to think about removing the lovely name snowmen from our front door.  I knew it would devastate a certain four year old unless we had something to replace them.

I looked around online but didn't really find much for name crafts, let alone a spring name craft.  Using the circle idea from the name snowman, I came up with this little caterpillar name craft.  Being spring, I thought it was time to talk to my daughter about the colors of the rainbow, too.

I used scrapbooking paper for the background, though a solid color may look nicer.  I used a biscuit cutter to trace the circles.  (I cut the circles pictured, but had my 4 year old cut most of hers herself.)  After cutting, we arranged in ROY G. BIV order, and glued them to the paper.  We made a face and added a pipe cleaner antenna.  Then we used some of our foam letters to add some extra color to the caterpillar, though this would be great name-writing practice, too!  (Obviously, I took this photo before we actually put the stickers on the caterpillar.)

This craft goes great with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and My Promise RainbowVery Hungry CaterpillarMy Promise Rainbow: And the Story of Noah's Ark (Baby Blessings)
What other books would you recommend for rainbows and caterpillars??  
You may also be interested in this simple rainbow craft or this rainbow dessert.
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  1. Very Cute! I'll keep that in mind when I do The Very Hungry Caterpillar lesson with my son.

  2. I was just thinking the other day that we haven't really talked about rainbows and colors around here either. I should...find a way to do that!

  3. This is a great craft to go along with the very hungry caterpillar. Instead of names, you could put days of the week on it instead and work on placing the days in order using the rainbow colors as a guide.

  4. Aaaah how lovely! Love the fact that this a caterpillar, rainbow AND a name craft.. brilliant and so sweet!

    Thanks for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  5. Wow, amazing way for kids to learn through crafts...I made a Parrot using a Paper Toilet Roll, check it out @

  6. The snowman names we made earlier this year are still hanging up in our house. I should take them down and replace them with a more "springy" project like this. Thanks for sharing!


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