The easiest, yet most delightful variant of an autumn craft is a apple caterpillar. This craft looks absolutely stunning, interesting, and funny.
Set your imagination free and create truly a unique caterpillar – it may be made as a strict business lady, a coquettish girl or even an elegant gentleman. It all depends on the accessories you choose to complement the caterpillar’s image and style.
Things needed to craft the apples caterpillar
- 5 apples. You may use even more apples if you want a longer caterpillar. Use any apples you like – yellow, green or red, but make sure they are of the same size and round shape – for a more harmonious look.
- 1 carrot to create legs.
- Several toothpicks for the same purpose as well as for fixing apples and other details.
- 1 grape berry for the nose. You can use any grapes, but I like oblong green berries.
- A handful of cranberries or other berries to create beads.
- Plastic eyes for crafts. If you don’t have any, make eyes of playdough, paper or just use any dark berries.
- Leaves or any other materials to decorate the head.
How to craft the apple caterpillar for an autumn party
To begin with, you need to select the most beautiful apple and put it aside for a while – later you will use it to make the caterpillar’s head. This way, you get 4 apples, meaning you will need to create 8 legs.
Wash the carrot thoroughly but don’t peel it. Then, cut it into 8 circlets 1-1.5 cm wide. Formerly, I used 2 carrots to cut equally sized circlets because any carrot is thick at the bottom and thin at the tip. But now, I use only one carrot and attach larger circlets from the back while the smaller – in the front. Pierce a toothpick into the middle of every circlet.
Now, attach two toothpicks with carrot circlets to the sides of apples.
Attach all 4 apples to each other using toothpicks taking into account that the last apple’s tail will be the caterpillar’s back. For greater security, it is better to attach apples to each other with two toothpicks.
Once the apple caterpillar’s body is ready, you may proceed with crafting the head. Glue eyes and attach the grape nose using a toothpick.
Attach the head to the body with several toothpicks.
As a final touch, endow your apple caterpillar with individuality! I personally took two maple leaves and attached them to the caterpillar’s head using double-sided tape, and also stuck one ash leaf into the apple. I strung a thread with cranberries and decorated the neck of my fashion girl with such rough-and-ready beads.
Your apple caterpillar is ready, and rest assured it will not go unnoticed at an autumn crafts party!