Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show our love and thanks for the most special lady in our life through heartwarming gifts. Crafting together with mom would be a fun way to enjoy family time.
For this issue, we invited Jenny Sabin and her 8-year-old daughter Penny, who attends the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB), to make a creative and adorable caterpillar necklace. Jenny told beijingkids that Penny even got her purple nail polish ready the day before shooting to match the caterpillar’s antennas. With laughter and bright smiles, Jenny and Penny presented us with this unique necklace.
Materials You’ll Need
– Red, yellow, green, and purple construction papers
– Green macaroni (or similar tube-shaped pasta)
– String or yarn
– Single hole punch
Cut out red paper circles about 1 inch in diameter for the body, and punch a single hole in each one.
Cut out two circles from yellow construction paper and two smaller circles from green construction paper for the eyes. Cut a little green mouth and then two purple antennas.
Glue the mouth and antennas onto the face, and make a hole in the face to string them all together later.
Cut the string or yarn to the required size. Thread one piece of macaroni onto the string or yarn and add one red circle. Repeat the pattern.
Add the head when the caterpillar is the right length. Tie the string together to form a necklace.
This article appeared in the beijingkids May 2019 Identity issue.
Photos: Uni You