3D Paper Caterpillar Craft with Template

This adorable 3D paper caterpillar craft is a cute and wiggly project to make with your kids! It can be a “freehand” project or you can use our printable caterpillar craft template and cut along the lines.

Cute Printable 3D Caterpillar Paper Craft for Kids

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Spring is the perfect time of the year to do bug crafts, and we do love them. We already shared caterpillar craft ideas and have a few more coming in the next days.

If you are considering making this craft with a preschooler or a kid in kindergarten some adult help will be needed. As there is quite a lot of cutting involved this craft makes for a good fine motor skill practice for kids.

This is also a great project for older generations.

Cute 3D Paper Caterpillar Craft

3D Paper Caterpillar Craft with template

What you need:

  • printer if you decide to use our caterpillar craft template (you can find the template at the end of the tutorial)
  • red or yellow paper for the head
  • green paper for the body
  • glue
  • scissors
  • optional (black marker and wiggle eye stickers if you decide to make this little creature freehand).

You Can Watch The Video Tutorial


Or Follow the Pictured Step by Step Instructions

Print out caterpillar craft templates. You can find them at the end of this tutorial.

Place a sheet of red and a sheet of green paper in the printer and print the file. This is naturally optional. This craft is amazingly cute if you just free hand it.

Cut the square shape out of green paper. Fold along the line (the small rectangle – if you look at the image bellow, the line is on the far right). Now cut along all the dashed lines. Cut, cut, cut.

Once all the strips are cut, fold them (along the non-dashed line). Make a crease and unfold all.

It’s time to make the loops. You can start on either of the sides and glue strip by strip, making loop by loop. Allow the glue to set.

Cut the head shapes out of red (or yellow, or well any color really) paper. Cut antennae out of scrap green paper.

Glue the head shapes on both sides of the “looped tunnel”.

Glue them together on the top.

Adorable Cute 3D Paper Caterpillar CraftPrintable 3D Paper Caterpillar Craft

Your adorable little caterpillar craft is ready to wiggle on it’s way!

Get the Caterpillar Craft Template

3D Caterpillar Craft Template

Print on the colored paper or on white paper and let the kids get creative with coloring the paper.

Clicking the links will open the PDF templates in the new window. If the links do not open, hover your mouse over the text, right click and choose save link as (or similar wording in your browser)

Happy Crafting

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9 thoughts on “3D Paper Caterpillar Craft with Template”

  1. only saw your site today and loving it. thank you for easy paper crafts
    my 4 year old is gonna be so happy

  2. This is so useful. I can teach my children to make these. they will love . very creative ideas. Thank you

  3. Thank you so much for yours. I’d looking for easy paper craft for these days. Now, my kids are very fun & seriously to do. Thankful to you.

  4. I am always on the lookout for fairly simple but fun and attractive crafts, and here I have found a goldmine. Thank you so much for sharing your talents so freely. We have a craft group/book club for the children in our church on a Saturday morning, who come from a very poor community and they LOVE their Saturday mornings. These are going to be so enjoyable. bless you .

  5. Hi there! I am having trouble finding the template. I know you said it’s at the bottom of the page but I have tried 2 different browsers and am not about to find it. Would it be asking you too much to email them to me? I would love to use this craft at my nature center’s Butterfly Festival event in a few weeks. hmoss@kckpl.org Thanks!

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