This craft started out as a simple threading activity. I cut out two ovals from card and punched holes around the edges with a holepunch. I gave the girls some pipecleaners to thread through the holes.
Rather than thread the pipecleaners around the edges (as I had imagined) Cakey folded it over and fastened it with pipecleaners and sticky tape. We all agreed it looked like a cocoon.
|Cakey folded the oval in half and threaded pipecleaners through the holes to secure it|
|Boo poked individual pipecleaners through individual holes|
|A cocoon decorated with gift wrapping string|
|Threading pom poms with a needle and thread|
I threaded some cotton for Cakey. I always double over the cotton and knot it at the end otherwise the thread comes off the needle every time Cakey pulls it through. Frustrating for her and frustrating for me! I tied a button to the end of the thread to stop the poms poms falling off.
|Cakey's caterpillar out for some fresh air|
When Cakey's caterpillar was long enough I threaded a button (for a mouth) on the end and tied it off for her. I left a loose piece of cotton so that she could pull the caterpillar around behind her. I made a caterpillar for Boo and stuck some googly eyes on for her too.
And then we hung the cocoons in the garden.
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