Caterpillar Craft: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Are you studying The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and want to do a caterpillar craft? This is an easy caterpillar craft for toddlers and preschoolers that will appeal to boys and girls alike.

Caterpillar craft

Wanna very hungry caterpillar craft?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is Very Easy!

In the storybook by Eric Carle, the very hungry caterpillar eats his way through many different foods over the week, and in the end morphs into a beautiful butterfly.

How to do you make a Very Hungry Caterpillar for your toddler?


All you need for this craft is:

Pipe cleaners, scissors, googly eyes, glue, big buttons.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Or, you know, any old caterpillar. It doesn’t have to be hungry.

Bend the ‘body’ pipecleaner in half and slide one button onto the pipecleaner–slide the two pipecleaner ends through two of the holes in the button and slide the button all the way down to the end. (See photo above–you are making the face.) Keep sliding buttons onto the pipe cleaner to make the body. Again, feed the buttons through both pieces of pipecleaner ends. When you have as many buttons on that you want, twist the ends of the pipecleaner together so the buttons don’t slide off.

Next, glue googly eyes onto the end button.

If you want to make legs or antennae, snip pipecleaners into smaller pieces and twist them onto the body, bending them as you feel fit to make legs or antennae.

P.S. When I say, “you” I mean your kids. 🙂

There you have it! A caterpillar your kids can play with and act out stories of their own making or others as well.

What’s your favourite storybook? Is there one you like to make crafts for?

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P.S. A special thanks to Mary for sharing this craft at Storytime!

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