The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Craft

Wow your kids with this adorable The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Craft! Inspired by the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar " this is a fantastic book craft that any little one will love doing! This cute hungry caterpillar craft is easy to make and you only need paper and popsicle sticks to make it. Our free printable caterpillar template makes it a whole lot easier!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar craft

This caterpillar craft is a marvellous activity for any kid who love finding out about these little insects. The puppet crafts bright colours and fun shapes are adorable and the whole process is super fun – making and playing with the puppet will keep your child entertained for hours!

If you’re reading the famous book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' then this cute paper caterpillar puppet craft is a double win!  

You can use the caterpillar puppet to help your little one engage with the story in a hands-on way. You can encourage their visual memory whilst they have fun with something they’re already family with.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Craft

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Craft

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Craft - List of Supplies:

  • Coloured craft papers
  • Craft glue
  • Popsicle stick
  • Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Craft - Instructions:

STEP 1: Prepare template.

Start by taking your coloured paper and trace each shape from our free caterpillar template. Remember to pick purple, yellow, red and brown paper and at least two different shades of green. For the fruit pick any coloured paper you want!

Caterpillar craft supplies

printable caterpillar template

STEP 2: Put together the face.

Take your red cutout circle and add the antenna, mouth and eyes onto it. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Paper Craft

STEP 3: Create the body.

Glue all the green circle cutouts in a row, making sure to form a curved line with the circles.

caterpillar puppet craft for kids

STEP 4: Add the legs.

Once you are done gluing all the circles in a row, start by adding the legs on the bottom part of the circles.

hungry caterpillar craft

STEP 5: Make it a bit stronger.

If you want to make this cute caterpillar craft a bit more sturdy, you could attach a piece of card to the back just like I did.

caterpillar puppet craft

STEP 6: Add the popsicle sticks.

As a final step, glue the caterpillar to a popsicle stick, and... Your very hungry caterpillar puppet is done! 

The very hungry caterpillar puppet

Now you just need to trace, cut out and glue the fruit shapes from the template in the same way we did the caterpillar and then attach them to popsicle sticks. 

The very hungry caterpillar activity for kids

We love this story at home! It teaches little ones about the days of the week, the butterfly life cycle and names of fruit amongst other things. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an entertaining story book for young children with striking illustrations. This much loved story will catch your kid’s attention and our caterpillar craft is a perfect addition to follow along!    


To download this The Very Hungry Caterpillar template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: caterpillar. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable caterpillar template

We hope you and your children enjoy making this 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' craft and you have fun using the puppet craft as a story prop. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft for toddlers and preschoolers. A fun and easy paper puppet craft for kids.

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