Today’s craft is inspired by a beloved Eric Carle book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This Very Hungry Caterpillar craft is a great extension of this favorite book.
It’s a hard to pick a favorite Eric Carle book, but The Very Hungry Caterpillar is definitely on top of our list. I recently donated many of our board books as our kids have outgrown them, but his was one of the few I kept.
Making a Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft
- Red pom-pom (we used 1-2″ pom-pom)
- Green pom-poms (we used 4-2″ pom-poms)
- Black pom-pom (really small)
- Glue Gun (my kids use an Ultra Low Temp Glue Gun)
- Purple Pipe Cleaner
- Yellow Paper (we used foam paper)
- Green Paper (we used foam paper)
1. Glue pom-poms together with the red pom-pom in the front as the head.
2. Cut a piece from the pipe cleaner and fold in 1/2 for the antenna. Glue between the red pom-pom and the green pom-pom behind it.
3. Cute 2 small yellow ovals and 2 smaller green ovals from the paper. Glue each green oval to the yellow oval and glue to the front of the red pom-pom.
4. Glue a very small black pom-pom to the red pom-pom as the nose of the very hungry caterpillar.
Kid Craft Challenge
This is part of our monthly Kid Craft Challenge. This month’s challenge was to create a kid craft using pom-poms. Check out these other great pom-pom crafts.
- Spring Pom-Pom Tree by Raising Fairies and Knights
- Elmer the Elephant by Adventures of Adam
- Pompom Cupcake Pencil Topper by Teach me Mommy
- Pom Pom Monsters by Kidz Activities
- Pom Pom Pets by A Mommy’s Adventures