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Making Grape and Edamame Caterpillars


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October 22, 2018

Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - one of each type of caterpillarThese little caterpillar decorations are easy to make. You can use wire or toothpicks to hold them together. If you use wire, you can make them slither around. So fun!

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I upcycled a bunch of grocery ties to get my wires. As these have wires and toothpicks inside, they are meant to be decorative, or as an adult snack.

Supplies:

  • thin wire
  • toothpicks
  • grapes
  • cooked edamame
  • black sesame seeds
Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. If you're using grocery ties like I did, strip the paper off them.
  2. Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - strip paper from grocery ties if using them
     
  3. Curl one end of the wire.
  4. Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - curl one end
     
  5. Skewer some grapes onto the wire.
  6. Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - skewer on some grapes
     
  7. When you get near the end of the wire, create a tongue shape, pushing the wire back into the last grape.
  8. Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - at the end of the wire fold it into a tongue shape and stick back into the grape
     
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  9. Use a toothpick to poke eye sockets into the head, then put a black sesame seed into each hole. Add a seed onto the tongue area, if desired.
  10. Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - use a toothpick to poke holes for the eyes and add a black sesame seed
     
  11. If you're not using wires to make the caterpillar bodies, use toothpicks or wooden skewers.
  12. Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - wooden skewers or toothpicks can also be used
     
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