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Grass Caterpillars

| February 17, 2014 | 20 Comments

On my Facebook Page, I ask my readers to share their activities with us… Wendy ┬ámade these FANTASTIC Grass Caterpillars with her Gardening Group (check out our smaller Grass Heads too). She used the length of the leg of a pair of tights – each leg made three caterpillars… and:

“I mixed a handful of grass seed into the compost first and then stuffed it into the tights [Once stuffed, tie string for “segments”. Add some details like googly eyes and pipecleaners. Place outside and water]. The ones left inside sprouted almost over night the kids/adults were well impressed! I love the different textures of the grass delicate, then spiky and then long and shaggy. The kids loved giving them a hair cut and giving there caterpillars names. Have fun we did!”

Spring Crafts (2)

Decorate with googly eyes and pipecleaners

caterpillar craft

Thank you Wendy for sharing this AMAZING!!

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  1. Kelly says:

    When and how do you take the caterpillars out of the tights……trying to figure out how they would stay together and grass would not pull out.

  2. joanne mccrudden says:

    Can’t wait to try these with preschoolers :)

  3. This is such a sweet idea for kids to make. Can imagine a few little garden buddies with these and lots of inspiration for stories ! Thanks for sharing Wendy. Pinning onto our Kids Gardening board.

  4. How absolutely amazing. A great idea and one I can’t wait to try out with my boys this Summer. Now where did I put my old tights….?

  5. Rose says:

    So cute! I’ve just got my first ever garden and I absolutely love these :)

  6. what a fab idea, maybe need to try this one

  7. Oh my gosh this is so stinking cute! I love these little guys!

  8. I love the grass caterpillars, they are so cute, I will look out for some grass seed next time I’m at the garden centre.

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