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Spring Craft: Caterpillar Metamorphosis

This spring weather has inspired us to find some incredibly cool crafts that will help your boys understand the beauty of spring. Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, and growth. Nothing embodies this more than the metamorphosis of the caterpillar. Every spring hundreds of thousands of caterpillars make that amazing transition from crawly caterpillar to beautiful flying butterfly. The transition isn’t instantaneous but it sure is amazing.

Caterpillars have captivated the world for centuries because of their incredible transition from worm-like caterpillars to flying butterflies. Now thanks to Danielle’s Place an incredible craft corner you and your kids can highlight this amazing metamorphosis in a craft. This craft is incredibly cool and unique. Not only does it show the metamorphosis of the caterpillar, it also allows you to show it again and again.

caterpillar metamorphosis


What You Will Need:

  • Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5″ – Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8″ work perfect with the one-inch tape.
  • 3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch
  • Pom poms
  • Chenille Stems
  • Acrylic Paint, Permanent Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils – (The washable markers don’t work well because they smear.)
  • Tacky Glue
  • 10mm Wiggly Eyes

What You Will Do: 

Head on over to Danielle’s Place for the full tutorial. This tutorial is amazing and will give you step by step instructions and includes photos. Hurry on over to get started now.

Cloud Dough Recipe!

Cloud Dough Recipe

Kids love to play with sand, mud, play dough, and clay. They can create incredible buildings, mountains, castles, and dozens of other creative designs. But sand needs to be wet enough to mold and is usually an outdoor activity, mud has the same issue, and play dough and clay dry out. But now your kids can play with cloud dough. It doesn’t dry out as quickly as other alternatives, it is soft yet perfectly moldable! But the best part about cloud dough? You can make it at home!

What You Will Need:

8 cups of Flour
1 cup of Baby Oil

What You Will Do:

This is the easiest thing you will ever make! Simply use a large bowl or container to combine the flour and baby oil in. Then simply use your hands to combine them. Now let your kids go nuts and enjoy their new toy!

Cloud dough is a fun alternative to clay and even rice sensory play. It can help your children with their hand-eye coordination and their sense of depth. Now they can create designs and build things indoors in a large Tupperware container, even in rainy days the can build sand castles! Children will love the way the cloud dough feels. It retains the consistency of the flour but can be easily shaped and molded and will hold until you knock it down or tear it apart. So get some flour and baby oil and help your kiddos to make their soon-to-be new favorite toy!