Summer is here which means it is time to keep those eyes peeled for caterpillars! This wooly caterpillar craft is a fun way to make your own fuzzy caterpillars right from the comfort of your home. With just a few supplies, you can make a whole collection of these cuties. And the best part? These caterpillars WON’T nibble on your plants. Here is how to get started.
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There aren’t too many supplies needed for these adorable caterpillars and you may even have the supplies in your craft storage.
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You can find everything you need at your local craft or dollar store. The larger the pom poms, the better!
Begin by arranging you pom poms in the order you desire. You can create a specific color pattern, or a random pattern of your choosing based on color preferences.
Once you have the poms lined up in the order you want, add a generous dab of glue in between each pom. Press the poms together so they adhere well. Hold in place until dry and secure.
Line up 5-7 pom poms using this method. Allow to dry.
While the poms dry, create the antenna for your caterpillar. Simply bend and twist the pipe cleaner (use the color of your choice) into a curly shape. Use the hot glue to add the pipe cleaners behind the first pom.
Finish your caterpillar by adding the googly eyes in place. A simple dab of glue on each eye will do the trick.
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Once all of the pieces are in place and dry, your caterpillar can be displayed! Use this chance to learn all about caterpillars, their eating habits, and how they create cocoons. They are super fun creatures that can teach us so much!