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Monday, March 8, 2010

Caterpillars in preschool

Be sure to check out the McKlinky Try and Tell Tuesday over at Mom Tried It!

I have a late addition to the post from the other day. The kids wanted to enter the Caterpillar too!

The paper towel squares were laid out in a row on the Glad Press'n Seal wrap.
We used a permanent marker to draw legs, antennae, and a face.

We folded the sealing wrap over the caterpillar.

We cut off the extra sealing wrap from each end then we smoothed out the sealing wrap and pushed out all the air bubbles.

We set the caterpillar on the window.

The light shows through!

The end!


Felicia said...

Very cute! We should do some umbrellas or raindrops for our lesson this week!!! Thanks for the great idea!

Ayn Colsh said...

Too cute!

Teacher Tom said...

I love the way you're extending this one simple art project into all kinds of directions. I have a nice stack of designer paper towels that the 2-year-olds did last week. They're too beautiful to cut up! . . . But we might have to!

Regency Kindergarten said...

so adorable, I like the caterpillar's legs L L L L L [:)]

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

I know what you mean - I hated cutting any of them up too so we saved some out for displaying and cut the rest up. I actually enjoyed seeing the cut up versions once they were put back together for other designs.

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

That's right:) L is for Legs - haha!

shopannies said...

love this idea and how the sun shines through it

Kim said...

I agree with Teacher Tom. You are extending this craft into so many different things and I love it!
Thank you for linking up. I always enjoy the great things you have to show. :-)

Ms. Jessi said...

At first glance, I thought you were wrapping the caterpillar up in a cocoon! :)

p.s. I LOVE Press and Seal, but never thought of using it in the arts. :)

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Hmmm, I never thought of making it a cocoon! That is a good idea!!

Ticia said...

Those are a lot of fun ideas! I never would have thought of using the Press and Seal that way.

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