The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Party Invitations
Tools and Materials
- Pint-sized glass jars with lids
- Several sheets of green cardstock
- A few sheets of cardstock in various colors, including yellow
- 1/2-inch green craft pom-poms (four for each invitation)
- 1-inch red craft pom-poms (one for each invitation)
- Brown pipe cleaners (or chenille stems)
- 1/2-inch hole punch
- Wire snippers
- Hot glue gun
How to Assemble the Invitations
Using the flat inner lid of from one of your jars, trace circles on various colors of cardstock (one for each invitation) and cut them out. Write the name of one of your invitees on each circle, then use a dot of hot glue to attach a colored circle to each jar's flat lid.
To create the caterpillars, connect four green pom-poms in a slight zigzag pattern with dots of hot glue. Glue a red pom-pom to one end. Use wire snippers to cut a 4-inch length of brown pipe cleaner. Bend it into a "V" shape and slightly curl the tips. Slip the "V" in between the head and body and give it one twist to hold it in place. Cut out small ovals of yellow cardstock and layer a smaller piece of green cardstock over each, attaching with glue. Use hot glue to attach two eyes and a small green nose to each caterpillar head.
Fill in our invitation template with the details of your party, then print them on green cardstock and use scissors (or a craft knife) to cut them out. Use your hole punch to create caterpillar bites, and lightly score each leaf down the center.
To assemble, tuck one green leaf and one pom-pom caterpillar inside each jar. Screw a personalized lid onto each jar, and hand-deliver them to your lucky guests.
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