Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft

Today we have an adorable pom pom caterpillar craft! We are so ready for Spring. This caterpillar craft is one of our faves as it’s super easy and they come out looking so cute! The kids love them.

They are also very simple to make, making it a great craft for kids, even preschoolers. This fun bug craft also has some cute leaves for our caterpillars to hang out on and eat away. (And we’ll give you the template for these for free!) All you need for this craft are some pom poms (The bigger the better!) some construction paper, small googly eyes and a hole punch.

This craft would be an awesome addition to kids learning about caterpillars’ life cycle or when reading the book the hungry hungry caterpillar. 

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Colored craft paper (We used green for the leaves)
  • Large pom poms
  • Small Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Hole Punch
  • Our Free Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft Template (CLICK HERE!)

To make this pom pom caterpillar craft, start by gathering all of your supplies. Make sure to print out the free printable template and then follow our step by step instructions. 


  1. Cut out your leaves! Start by cutting out your leaf pattern. We did a few because more caterpillars are more fun! You can free hand your leaf our use the template we mentioned above. If you are free handing your design, you want the leaf a little bigger than your caterpillar.  

2. Punch out the leave holes. Using your hole punch, punch out a few holes around the edges of your leaf cut out. That way it can look like your caterpillar is happily munching on the tasty leaf. 

3. Draw on leaf details. After you’ve punched somewhere between 3 to 6 holes (or however many you prefer) use a green marker to draw a vein pattern on your leaf. 

4. Start your caterpillar! Now grab a few pom poms and start to craft your caterpillar. You can use all of one color, or mix it up. This is even a good time to practice patterns with your kids. Glue the poms poms side by side to form the caterpillar’s body. We used 4 this time, but you can make them as long or as short as you like.  Set your caterpillars aside on a flat surface to dry completely.

5. Add eyes your your caterpillar. Once your little caterpillar has dried, you can glue 2 googly eyes to one of the front pom poms. We found it works best if the googly eyes are more on the top of the caterpillar then directly on the side, so you can see them better.

6. Place your caterpillar on its leaf. Once your caterpillar is all dried and ready to go, you can place him on the paper leaf. We glued ours down in place. My favorite part of this craft is the fun color combos you can create with all the fun pom poms!

Let us know how you liked this craft in the comments!

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