Spring is the best time of the year to do some bug crafts, if it’s to rainy to go outside. This caterpillar pom pom craft is a fun and wiggly project the kids will love to make.
We’re really into bug crafts lately, even more so into caterpillar crafts and we think this one turned out pretty cool too.
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This craft can be used as a part of the project to demonstrate the life cycle of the butterfly!
You can also make a butterfly out of paper and pom poms and another leaf with a bunch of pom poms for eggs. Chrysalis will need a bit of imagination though – but pom poms wrapped in tissue paper could work out nicely.
And there you have it a life cycle of a butterfly craft is done. This would make a fun assignment to make in the classroom or at home.
But let’s return to our little pom pom creatures on the leaf shall we?
Caterpillar Pom Pom Craft
Pom poms are a great crafting material (good for fine motor skills too), they can be a very inexpensive material you just have to find your place to them. For example our local stores carry packages with 50 to 100 pom poms that cost the same as a pack of assorted colors with 2000 pom poms we snatched online. Worth researching various places, especially if you are a teacher and need lots of pom poms.
What you need:
- a whole lot of pom poms
- goggly eyes
- green construction paper
- white school glue
- dark green marker
We prepared both video instructions for you to look through and a photo tutorial of this crafty project.
Watch the Video Tutorial
Or Follow These Step by Step Instructions
Draw a leaf on the green construction paper.
Cut the leaf shape.
Apply white school glue. Make an S shape.
Start placing small pom poms, following the glue line.
Add two goggle eyes on a larger pom pom. Glue the large pom pom on the leaf.
You have finished your caterpillar pom pom craft.
More caterpillar craft ideas for kids to make:
- 3D caterpillar made from paper circles
- caterpillar paper circle craft
- 3D caterpillar craft with a template
- pom pom caterpillar craft