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15 August 2012

Mini Mess - Concertina Caterpillars

We have been joining in with a lot of free, local events over the past few weeks one of which was Mini Beasts Crafts at our library. The Mini Mes got to make concertina caterpillars and they loved playing with them afterwards too! They are very simple to create and you only require glue and paper - nice and cheap!

How to make them

  • Fold a piece of A4 paper in half length ways and then half again. 
  • Cut out the 4 strips down the fold lines. 
  • Stick two strips together by the ends to make a longer strip, attaching approx 2inches overlap to keep it secure, and repeat with the two other strips.
  • Using glue, stick one long strip on top of the other at a right angle.
  • Fold one strip across the other and continue until the strips are folded over completely to make your concertina caterpillar. 
  • Glue the two end pieces together.
  • You can add eyes or draw them on and decorate it how you wish!

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  1. Oh wow! what a simple yet fun task and not that messy either :) Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I remember loving making these at school. Such a fun and cute craft.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  3. What a simple, but great idea. I love it.

  4. Oh, how fun and adorable! Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!!

  5. So simple - think I've just found our activity for this morning! :)

  6. Such a good idea

  7. A cheap but effective way of keeping the kids occupied on a rainy day :)

  8. These look really easy to make,and fun,fab idea

  9. So much fun made these with my little girl, Thanks x

  10. My son would absolutely love these. I'd have to make them but I can see him puling them around the floor saying "wom", that's worm to you and me ;)

  11. Looks like great fun. Nice to read that your library had FREE events for the children. Well Done!

    Rachel Craig

  12. Good idea for the half term activities.

  13. They look fun to make!


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