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Hungry Caterpillar Craft- Easy and Fun


Colorful pom-pom caterpillar craft.

Hungry caterpillar eating the leaves.

hungry caterpillar


The Hungry Caterpillar is a beloved children’s book that has been around for decades.

In this craft, your child will have the opportunity to create their unique version of the story and share it with you!



This project is perfect for kids aged 3-6 years old and can be completed in 20 minutes or less.

It would also make a great family activity, so grab your little one and get creative!

This is a hungry caterpillar craft that is perfect for preschool kids too.

The summer vacations are the correct time for this kinda sweet craft.

Kids love to play with color.

So are our caterpillars made up of lovely colorful pom-poms and not only green.

easy and fun caterpillar craft


Preschooler kids are always eager to hear new stories.

The best way to involve them in a craft is by letting them know what is the craft all about.

We can easily tell about:

The life cycle of a caterpillar?

Did you know that butterflies begin as egg and hatch into larvae?

These larvae then turn into pupae, before finally becoming fully-grown butterflies!

It’s amazing how much children can learn from this simple craft.

The simplest way to say is egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

All beautiful butterflies undergo a complete metamorphosis.

And caterpillars need to eat a lot, and that is how they become hungry caterpillars.


What foods does a caterpillar eat?

They happily keep munching on leaves and flowers.

They love eating plant seeds too.

Yup, the caterpillar crafts are perfect timings to tell about caterpillars.



hungry caterpillar




  1. Take a piece of green craft paper and cut it into the shape of a leaf.
  2. Draw the pattern of a leaf using the green sketch pen.
  3. Punch a few holes in it.
  4. For the caterpillar, you can use different colored pom-poms as kids will love it.
  5. Use glue to join 4-5 pom poms side by side.
  6. The pom-poms I have used are large, so 4 is enough. You can also use 5 depending on the size.
  7. Stick 2 googly eyes on the first pom poms.
  8. Place the caterpillar pillar on the leaf cut-out.
  9. Allow the glue to dry.

You are done.


My Take on Caterpillar Craft Ideas

This is a simple fun and colorful caterpillar activity for toddlers or preschoolers.

The hungry caterpillar craft is a great way to teach kids about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Likewise, you can make more colorful activities to get the kids engaged.

They simply love colors.

Did you have fun doing it?


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