Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft

This pom pom caterpillar craft is a must for toddlers and preschoolers! It is the perfect very hungry caterpillar craft to make after reading this classic story. It features a caterpillar on a green leaf in which the caterpillar has munched bites out of. Just follow the step by step directions below to make your very own caterpillar craft!

Pom Pom caterpillar craft
 
For more caterpillar fun, be sure to check out this very hungry caterpillar pipe cleaner craft, this bead caterpillar craft and this caterpillar to butterfly lifecycle activity.

Easy caterpillar craft for toddlers and preschoolers


This very hungry caterpillar craft is perfect for a preschool classroom, a fun playdate, or some after school fun! Grandparents will love doing this with little ones too. It is such a fun and exciting caterpillar craft.

What I love about this is that it is a fun and easy craft that is great for making after reading the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', by Eric Carle. This is one of our favourite books and we read it frequently - which makes this very hungry caterpillar craft so much fun!

Scroll down below to get started making your caterpillar craft!

caterpillar craft for kids


Caterpillar Craft


Pom Pom Caterpillar craft - Supplies


  • Coloured craft paper - green
  • Mini pom poms - colours of choice
  • Small googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Hole punch

Directions to make your pom pom caterpillar craft


STEP 1: Gather your supplies


Before you get started, gather up all your supplies for this fun caterpillar craft! Have your toddler or preschooler pick out their favourite colour pom poms to use for their caterpillar.


STEP 2: Prepare the paper leaf


To get started, cut out a leaf pattern from the green coloured craft paper. You can freehand the leaf or use a leaf template. Cut it big enough so that it will be slightly bigger than the caterpillar. 

caterpillar leaf

STEP 3: Punch out holes


Next, use the hole punch to punch 4-6 holes out on the paper leaf. This will act as the portions where the very hungry caterpillar has taken a bite out of it!

Use a sharpie to draw the leaf pattern lines, if preferred.

caterpillar muched leaf craft

STEP 4: Assemble the caterpillar


Have your toddler or preschooler select the pompoms they'd like to use for their very hungry caterpillar. This is a great chance to talk about color sorting or sequencing.

Next, glue 4 of them together side by side (or more if you'd like!). Put them aside and allow time to dry.

Once you've done that, glue 2 googly eyes on one of the pom poms on the end. Place them toward the top so they're visible.

TOP TIP: If you are short on time or don't want to wait for the glue to dry use glue dots instead. 


STEP 5: Finalise caterpillar craft


To finish up your caterpillar craft, glue the caterpillar to the paper leaf and allow time to dry. Repeat these steps to make even more fun caterpillars! You might also like our bead caterpillar craft


The Very Hungry Caterpillar craft

We hope you enjoyed this 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Craft! It is such a fun caterpillar craft for toddlers and preschoolers to do after reading this fun story. You can even make lots of different caterpillars for some added fun and it's a great playdate activity. Be sure to check out our list of bug books that includes 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Pom pom caterpillar craft for kids. The Very Hungry caterpillar craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

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