How to make a simple pom pom caterpillar craft

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How to make a simple pom pom caterpillar craft


Made these cute Caterpillars for the ItsyBitsyBlog today. Do check them out and let me know what you think.

Materials Used –

  1. Foam sheets in assorted colours
  2. Pom poms – In 2 sizes – Large & small.
  3. Pipe cleaners
  4. Foam circle cutouts in various colours
  5. Craft stickers
  6. Straws
  7. Strong Glue – like fevicol / glue gun.
  8. Googly Eyes
  9. Single hole punch
  10. Scissors
To make,
First Make sure you have all materials on hand.


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Using scissors, roughly cut the foam sheet into long rectangular strips about 2 inches wide. We cut along the long edge of an A4 foam sheet.
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Then we did an accordion fold along the velvety edge and pressed really hard to form a zig zag shape.
After that,  we used a paper  punch to make holes in the center of each fold.
Using a long pipecleaner slowly string it through end to end. Children would need help to do this step.
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At home we strung a pipecleaner through the holes as it was tough for the kids to string in a straw.
But you can try whichever is easier for your kid.
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We first stuck the big pom pom as the face. Added a nose & googly eyes.
Then we twisted a pipe cleaner as an antenna. Stuck two pom poms atop the antenna and then stickers on the back.
You can modify as you wish. Use pom poms instead of stickers.
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Hope you enjoyed this simple craft and will try out more options. In this fun preschool arts and crafts activity, your child will create a cute and colorful caterpillar using pom poms, googly eyes, and a pipecleaners. Use this a story prop, as a pencil topper  or just as a fun toy to hang in your room.
Also, don’t forget to leave a comment here with suggestions. I would love to get your feedback.

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