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Hungry Caterpillar Flap Book Craft

Choose from 3 free craft templates that allow kids to practice the days of the week, counting to 5, or naming colors thanks to Eric Carle and the Very Hungry Caterpillar. 
Total Time40 mins
Keyword: Animal Kingdom, Craft, Eric Carle, Spring



  • Fold yellow paper in half (hot dog style), cut along the fold, and then staple the two pieces together to form a long rectangle.
  • Print the caterpillar face and feet on red paper and have your child color it. We used our favorite Fast-Dry Paint Stix-affiliate link because they show up well on colored paper and are mess free.
    The printable is available here: https://alittlepinchofperfect.com/hungry-caterpillar-flap-book-craft-and-free-template/
  • Print the caterpillar body flaps out on green paper and cut them out.
  • Print out the flap pictures and have your child color them and then cut them out.
  • Fold each flap so the word is on the outside. Match the flap pictures with each flap and glue the picture on the inside.
  • Place the caterpillar pieces on the yellow paper making sure they are in the correct order and then glue them down. Make sure to keep the flaps close together so they can all fit. If your child runs out of room it's no big deal, just staple another piece of yellow paper to the end.