If you have access to acorns and want to try making some yourself, it's such a fun craft! Here is what you'll need:
- 4 acorns + 1 with a 'hat' for each caterpillar
- Hot glue gun
- Leaves for placing caterpillars on
- Permanent marker
|The one on the right is a little ant for Baby T|
If you can't find acorns with 'hats' attached, just find some that are separated and glue them on.
Don't try making the caterpillar straight, make sure it is curved so that it doesn't roll over.
As you are making them, pre-assemble the acorns on a flat surface to make sure that when you glue them together, they sit flat and balanced.
Baby E's name is only 3 letters in Russian, so I let her write her own name, one letter on each acorn. Your child's name may be too long, but you could make a longer caterpillar, which may make it more fragile though.
When gluing the finished caterpillars onto leaves, let the hot glue cool slightly before placing on leaf or you'll just burn them. You could also try wood glue.
Don't leave any small children unattended with a hot glue gun, of course!