Our insect crafts for kids are not the creepy crawly, icky versons off bugs! No way! We have made them cute and colorful - like this caterpillar.
Using pom poms and pipe cleaners makes this little guy fuzzy too!
You could make him longer or short too, just add more pom poms or less.
These little critters are bendable too so you can position them on lot of different surfaces - not just a flat spot.
Our little caterpillars can fit in your hand.
This caterpillar craft is a nice craft to welcome spring, because you will usually see lots of these critters during that season.
Cut your pipe cleaner into 6 equal parts. Now, cut each of those six pieces in half again.
Put two aside for antanae, the rest are for your legs.
Bend the top and bottom of each of the leg pieces to make S shapes. In our case, we have ten legs.
Aff small black pom poms to the top of the two antenae pipe cleaners. Allow this to dry.
Glue your two large googly eyes to a black pom pom. This will be your caterpillars head. Add the two antenae above the eye balls.
Add a red or pink smaller pom pom to your caterpillar head for a nose.
Glue together the body of your insect. You will want to have enough pom pom's to match the amount of legs you made. In our case, we need five pom poms.
Add two legs to each section of the body. Each leg across from one another on the body.
Glue your head onto one end of the body. Allow everything to dry fully.
This little critter will not cause shrieks or screams, he's just too cute!
As we mentioned above, because of the way we have made these insect crafts for kids, they are bendable and can be placed on surfaces that are not flat.
Here we made him climbing a little hill:
From Madison, in Ohio (with help from mom, Karen)
My daughter Madison, age 8, had a wonderful time making this little catapillar, by following the directions on your site.
I did help her by attaching the legs with a hot glue gun, instead of using regular glue.
She had a lot of fun going through my collection of pom-poms and picking out the colors she wanted.
From: Madison & Karen
Using the same materials, we can make some other types of insect crafts for kids. Why not make a butterfly and a spider to keep your caterpillar company!
Now use some more pipe cleaners and make yourself some butterfly crafts for kids.
These caterpillar crafts will shed new light on the insect world. No longer will they just be considered creepy or gross!