Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inch Along, Inchworm


Thank you for visiting me during the A to Z Challenge! I hope you'll join me throughout the month of April. I'll be exploring animal crafts with Sassy Pants for each letter of the alphabet. Not only that, but I'll be sharing with you some interesting facts about each animal. (Just to showcase what a nerdy homeschooling mama I am. LOL)

I is for Inchworm

I don't think I've ever actually seen an inchworm other than in pictures, so this was a fun creature to learn more about.

Here are some interesting facts about inchworms:
  • Inchworms aren't actually worms; they are caterpillars that become geometer moths.
  • Inchworms have legs at both ends of their bodies and none in the middle.
  • Some inchworms can spin silk similar to a spider's.
  • While most inchworms are herbivores, there is a carnivorous species that lives in Hawaii.
  • Inchworms protect themselves from predators by mimicking twigs or foliage.
 Inchworm Craft
Supplies:
Paper towel tube
Pipe cleaner
Markers
Stapler
Scissors 

Flatten the paper towel tube and cut into 4 sections. Cut 3 of the sections in half the long way, and poke 2 holes in the top of the full circle section. Color sections with markers. Add eyes to the whole section.
For the inchworm's body, staple the cut sections together end to end. Staple the whole section on the end for the inchworm's head. Put pipe cleaner through holes in the top for antennae.


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