Today's guest blogger is Cindy deRosier. She has tweaked one of the projects from our Easy Foam Crafts book to create a custom creation kids will love.
Hi! I'm Cindy deRosier from My Creative Life, here to share my version of a project from Easy Foam Crafts. When I saw the Inch Worm Pencil, I was inspired to make a few tweaks to the directions to turn it into Eric Carle's beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar. Enjoy!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pencil Materials: pencil, craft foam (green, yellow and purple), red pom pom, scissors, hole punch, glue gun
Begin by cutting the green foam into a long, narrow strip, approximately 9" x 1". Round the corners, then use the hole punch to make a series of holes. (No need to measure anything - just eyeball it!) Cut the green foam scraps to make two oval inner eyes and a roughly gumdrop-shaped nose. Cut two oval outer eyes from the yellow foam, making them just larger than the green inner eyes. Next, cut two antenna from purple foam.
Thread the green body foam piece onto the pencil. Leave the writing end free.
Fold over the end of the body and glue it to the top of the pencil. (If you want the eraser to be accessible, skip this step. I used a color pencil without an eraser.) Glue the pom pom head in place. Finally, add the eyes, nose and antenna.
Cindy has written hundreds of creative kids' crafts tutorials, which you can find at My Creative Life. She blogs about many other aspects of her creative life, including scrapbooking, recipes and cooking competitions, birthday challenges, themed parties and much more. If you make your own Very Hungry Caterpillar Pencil, please contact Cindy to let her know!