Finger puppets are an incredibly easy craft to make at home, because they need hardly any supplies but create hours --- let's be honest here, minutes --- of fun.
We've made a bee finger puppet on our blog before, and you can download the template on our Five Bee Myths and Truths page, but this week we're trying out a caterpillar finger puppet!
Start by downloading the free caterpillar finger puppet templateopens PDF file and print it out. You can choose to print it on white paper and color the entire thing or on a colored sheet like we did.
Then cut out the caterpillar shapes.
To get the slot to put the child's finger in, slightly fold the caterpillar length-wise down the middle without creasing and cut along the two black lines. Don't cut all the way through.
Then decorate the finger puppet with stripes like a monarch caterpillar, dots like a silk moth or any imagined design of the butterfly or moth you wish your caterpillar to become!
We get a lot of questions at the Dickinson County Nature Center, and a lot of them have to do with butterflies and bees. Let’s take a look at some of our most commonly asked questions about monarch butterflies. How long do monarch butterflies live? A monarch is in the egg stage for three-five days, Read More »Read More
We have swallowtail caterpillars in our butterfly enclosure and talked in our kids blog this week about how to tell the difference between them and monarch caterpillars, so it seems only fitting to have a caterpillar craft as well. Caterpillars are fun to watch for many reasons, but one of them is to see the Read More »Read More
We stress that it is important to plant milkweed because it is the only plant that monarch butterflies lay their eggs on and that their caterpillars eat. However, some people have come to us confused that monarch caterpillars are eating the dill in their yard. Taking a closer look though, it’s not monarch caterpillars eating Read More »Read More
From microscopic egg to tiny larva to chubby caterpillar to gold-flecked chrysalis to adult monarch butterfly — the majestic monarch’s life cycle is something to behold, especially up close. In honor of part of that amazing metamorphosis, try out this fun caterpillar craft that shows just how much you love pollinators too. (Read about incomplete Read More »Read More
Finger puppets are an incredibly easy craft to make at home, because they need hardly any supplies but create hours — let’s be honest here, minutes — of fun. We’ve made a bee finger puppet on our blog before, and you can download the template on our Five Bee Myths and Truths page, but this Read More »Read More
This mask was the hit craft of the 2017 Bee & Butterfly Festival. Whether you missed the fun or want to make new masks to wear at home, this butterfly mask is the perfect afternoon craft. First, download the butterfly mask template and print it on cardstock or thick construction paper. We used colored cardstock just for Read More »Read More