We drink a lot of water at our house especially in the summer. When we are on the go, we often grab the bottled water.
Before recycling, we have to remove the bottle caps/lids. As I was removing the caps off the water bottles the other day, I started brainstorming ways we could use them.
This bottle cap caterpillar is the first of several projects that I wanted to try with our recycled bottle caps.
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I love how bright and colorful this caterpillar turned out. We practiced our counting and coloring as we were putting this craft together.
Supplies for Bottle Cap Caterpillar:
- Bottle cap/lids (we used 5)
- Black pipe cleaner
- Small googly eyes
- Multicolored cardstock or construction paper (we have a box of paper scraps we pulled from for this project)
- Circle Craft Punch, 1-Inch
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue stick
Directions for Bottle Cap Caterpillar:
1. An adult should glue bottle caps together prior to starting the project with a hot glue gun and using a 1 inch circle craft punch cut out various colored dots.
2. Once the glue is dry, the child should use the glue stick to glue the dots to the top of the bottle caps.
3. Use the glue stick to glue 2 small googly eyes to the paper on the first bottle cap. The eyes are really small and your child may need assistance with this step. The child can also use a black marker to draw eyes.
4. An adult should cut a small piece of piper cleaner, fold it in 1/2 and glue it to the back of the first cap with the glue gun for antenna.
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