Egg decorated as the Very Hungry Caterpillar

You will need:   

• An egg

• Acrylic or poster paints

• A paintbrush

• Some card or thick paper

• Some glue

• Scissors

How to make: 

1. Place your egg in a pan of water, and boil until hard, for around about ten minutes. Remove from the water and leave to cool, until cold to touch. (note: little ones should always do this with the help of a grown-up!)

2. Using different mixes of green, paint your egg in bright, caterpillar-like stripes. Once it’s dry, add some red for the face, and then leave to dry again

3. Using some yellow paint, add the features to your caterpillar’s face

4. Cut out some long, caterpillar-like antennae from your card or thick paper, and then paint them purple and leave to dry

5. Using glue, gently add the antenna to the top of the caterpillar’s head. Careful now, you wouldn’t want him to break!

Now your Very Hungry Caterpillar Easter egg is complete. Why not take him egg rolling, and see if you can spot some beautiful butterflies! 


  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • "In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf."


    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children's story - the essential first book for babies - it has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

    Its vivid and colourful collage illustrations and its deceptively simple, hopeful story have helped it become the most read children's book in Britain.

    With its die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for babies and toddlers.

    In this sturdy board book format, your little one is safe to play and tumble with their copy. This new edition also comes with an extra tough cover, so it can stay beautiful for longer.

    Eric Carle's iconic illustrations have inspired generations of little readers, and his books are must-haves for every nursery.

    "Every child should have a copy" - The Telegraph


    Don't miss out on the other Very Hungry Caterpillar and Eric Carle books:

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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy

    The Very Busy Spider

    The Bad-Tempered Ladybird

    From Head to Toe

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