size: 12” long
- Recycled film canisters with lids, six
- Plastic-coated wire, 14” length
- Plaid Mod Podge decoupage medium
- Tissue paper: blue, yellow, red
- Pony beads: red, yellow
- Red chenille stem
- Wiggle eyes, two
- Uncooked rice, 1 Tbsp.
- Craft glue
- Paper punches: swirl, circle
- Hammer and nail
- Black marker
- Paintbrush or sponge scrap
- Newspaper (to cover work surface)
- 1. Use hammer and nail to poke hole in top and bottom of four canisters. Poke hole in top of fifth canister and bottom of sixth canister.
- 2. Measure and cut 14” wire length. Thread wire end through top of one canister and curl end. Pour small amount rice in canister; attach cover.
- 3. Thread remaining canisters, with yellow and red pony beads between, on wire length. Thread last canister on wire; curl end and attach cover.
- 4. On covered work surface, use sponge scrap to apply decoupage medium on canisters. Tear blue tissue paper into 1/2” squares. Press blue squares on canisters; apply decoupage medium on top of tissue paper. Let dry.
- 5. Use paper punches to punch swirl and circle designs from red and yellow tissue paper. Decoupage designs onto canisters. Let dry.
- 6. For tongue, cut small red chenille stem length. Fold chenille stem in half; glue on face. Glue eyes on face. Use black marker to outline eyes.
- 1. Adults, help kids when using hammer and nail.
- 1. Create caterpillar noisemakers by attaching chenille stem legs and antennae!
by Pam Sicely