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Looking for an easy caterpillar preschool craft? Our simple pom pom caterpillar craft includes a printable template, making it perfect for home and school.
Spring and summer are perfect for caterpillar crafts! Whether your kids are learning about butterflies and life cycles or just focusing on the Letter C, this can caterpillar craft is a great way to extend your lessons.
This fun summer craft project is made even easier when you print out the free leaf template below.
Caterpillars are so much fun to teach and learn about! They’re even more fun to craft. Kids will love making a whole collection of caterpillars this summer.
Caterpillar Preschool Craft
Your little ones will enjoy making this summer craft, and you’ll love how easy it is for them to complete with the free printable leaf template below
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Do
Start by gathering up some colored construction paper and pom poms for your caterpillar craft. Kids can choose their favorite colors when creating this craft. They can even choose different colors for each caterpillar they make.
Cut out a leaf pattern from green colored craft paper. You can either do a free hand drawing of the leaf or use a template for it. The size of the leaf should be slightly bigger than the size of the caterpillar, so keep that in mind while cutting the paper leaf.
Use a single hole punch to punch holes on the paper leaf cut out.
Punch 4 to 6 holes on the paper leaf with the hole punch. Use a green sharpie to draw patterns on the leaf (optional).
Grab some pompoms to make the caterpillar. Use different fun colors. Use craft glue to join the pompoms side by side. I am using 4 pompoms for each caterpillar.
Place the glued pompoms on a flat surface and allow the glue to dry.
Stick 2 google eyes on any one of the pom poms on the open sides. Stick the google eyes a little upwards so it’s easily visible.
Place the pompom caterpillar on the paper leaf. Allow the glue to dry.
Wasn’t that fun and easy? Grab more colorful pompoms and make another one!
Enhance Your Activity Time
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