Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Arts and Crafts project from the Dollar Store!

Well, I happened to be at our local dollar store the other day for some random item (I can't quite remember what). I like to walk around the store and see what they offer and if there's anything of value. I came across this cute art activity that seemed pretty easy to do. It is a foam caterpillar and the package included everything needed to make the caterpillar. The only thing I needed from home was some glue.

Of course, Buttercup loved it; she's a sucker for any type of crafty project. So we bought it and took it home.

When we opened it, the first thing I saw were small packs of different colored foam "bits". They were, literally, tiny bits of foam. It was actually harder than I anticipated especially with Buttercup's tiny hands!

The actual caterpillar was covered with a yellow peel off paper, which was cut and numbered, to make it easy to place the tiny foam bits on the caterpillar without overlap.

We framed out the foam backing!

Once the caterpillar was done, we attached it to the frame.

Buttercup so proud of her work! I think it turned out quite nicely.

I love finding bargains like this! For $1.00 we had a nice time working on the caterpillar together. It was good for Buttercup too, she worked on her fine motor skills, patterns, and numbers!

Happy Homeschooling Adventures!


  1. that is cute! my girls love arts and crafts!

    1. It's so simple and cost effective, sometimes they just need something to do. I don't want to spend a ton of money at Michael's!