Clothes Pin Caterpillar Craft

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Hey crafty moms and creative kiddos! Are you ready to dive into a fun and adorable crafting adventure? Today, we’re buzzing with excitement to share a delightful project that’s perfect for a cozy afternoon at home – clothespin caterpillar craft! Get ready to unleash your imagination and transform simple clothespins into cute and colorful critters that will crawl their way into your hearts. So gather your crafting supplies, round up your little ones, and let’s get ready to embark on a journey of creativity and fun!

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Clothes Pin Caterpillar Craft for Preschoolers

Hey fellow preschooler moms! Let me tell you, crafting time with my little one has become our favorite bonding activity. There’s just something so special about watching her light up as she “builds” new toys and friends with her own hands.

And let me tell you, this Clothes Pin Caterpillar craft has been an absolute hit in our household! Not only is it super easy to make, but you can find all the supplies you need at any craft store or even online. Personally, I love snagging my supplies off Amazon, but you can also check out places like Hobby Lobby or your local Wal-Mart for everything you need. So grab your little one’s hand and let’s get ready to dive into a world of creativity and fun!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Clothespin Caterpillar Craft

Let me share a little secret with you – pairing a clothespin caterpillar craft with the beloved book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is like a match made in preschooler heaven! Picture this: snuggled up with your little one, turning the pages of Eric Carle’s timeless tale, while beside you sits their very own colorful clothespin caterpillar, crafted with love and giggles.

It’s a magical experience that brings the story to life in the most delightful way possible. As you read about the caterpillar’s journey of transformation and discovery, your little one can follow along with their own caterpillar creation, fostering a deeper connection to the story and sparking their imagination.

Not only is the clothespin caterpillar craft a blast, but it’s also a sneaky way to teach your kiddos about healthy eating habits! Imagine your little one’s caterpillar chomping away at all the yummy foods from the book, while you chat about the importance of nourishing our bodies with fruits and veggies.

And here’s something extra for this craft idea – after their caterpillar feast, they can color a beautiful butterfly page, celebrating the transformation from caterpillar to fluttering friend. Plus, using those clothespins? It’s like a secret weapon for fine motor skills! Watch as your kiddos pinch and clip their way to stronger fingers and hands – all while having a blast. So whether you’re homeschooling or just looking for a fun activity to sprinkle into your day, this craft is a winner in my book!

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How to Make a Clothespin Caterpillar



1) Start with your pipe cleaner. I cut off about 2 inches off the top. Then I bent in half and curled the ends using a pen (or you can just use your finger)

2) Next hot glue the bent pipe cleaner to your clothes pin about an inch from the end. You want to leave enough room for one puffy ball in front.

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3) Next hot glue one puffy ball in front of your pipe cleaner “antenna.”

4) Alternating colors, hot glue the rest of the puffy balls down the length of your clothes pin.

5) Hot glue two googly eyes on the front puffy ball.

Caterpillar Craft

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What are your favorite Clothes Pin crafts for your preschooler?

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  1. Another super easy, cute little gem! Logged away for a rainy day. What a great little art project. 🙂

  2. Love that these are on clothespin. Have been looking for some different fine motor caterpillar crafts. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh, these are so cute! We have so many clothes pins from fine motor games that we’ll have to try these adorable caterpillars too! 🙂

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