Caterpillar Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Free Caterpillar Craft PDF and make this Easy Caterpillar Craft for Preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Paper Crafts on CraftingJeannie.com!

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Check out this awesome caterpillar craft. This paper caterpillar activity is an easy insect craft for preschool, elementary kids, classroom parties, scouts and more.

Get the Free Printable Caterpillar Craft Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

Did you know that cocoons are associated with moths, while chrysalises are formed by butterflies? read more caterpillar facts on Wikipedia.

Improving Fine Motor Skills

We all know that crafting is super fun, but it’s also great for improving fine motor skills. As your little ones cut-out shapes, and draw on faces, not only will they get to express their creativity, but they will also get some fine motor practice.

Watch the Caterpillar Craft Video for step-by-step instructions on how to make this easy bug craft.

Here’s What You Need for this Easy Caterpillar Craft for Preschoolers

Here’s your caterpillar craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

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Step 1: Download and Print the Free Caterpillar Craft Template

Download the Free Printable Caterpillar Template. The PDF file contains everything you need to make a whole army of caterpillars.

The Caterpillar Craft template PDF makes it easy to cut out the craft shapes

Step 2: Cut Out the Caterpillar Craft Shapes

Print the Free Caterpillar template. You will be stapling it to colored paper and cutting out as many shapes as you need.

Caterpillar Craft Template by Crafting Jeannie
print the caterpillar craft template and staple it to multiple sheets of paper before cutting.

If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left.

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Caterpillar craft pieces: Body, Head, Face, and Antennae

Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: How to Assemble this Paper Caterpillar Craft

The children will just need to put it all together and make it their own.

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Make this fun Caterpillar Craft
  1. Glue the circle head onto the body of the caterpillar.
  2. Glue the antennae (rectangles) to the top of the head.
  3. Glue the smile onto your caterpillar’s face.
  4. Glue on the caterpillar’s eyes – or draw on eyes, or glue on googly eyes.
  5. Finally, draw lines to create the caterpillar segments. Don’t forget to write you’re name on the back.
gluing the head onto the paper Caterpillar

Step 1: Glue the circle head onto the body of the caterpillar.

gluing the antenna onto the easy Caterpillar

Step 2: Glue the antennae (rectangles) to the top of the head.

gluing the smile onto the easy Caterpillar

Step 3: Glue the smile onto your caterpillar’s face.

gluing the eyes onto the preschool caterpillar craft

Step 4: Glue on the caterpillar’s eyes – or draw on eyes, or glue on googly eyes.

drawing lines onto the preschool caterpillar craft

Step 5: Finally, draw lines to create the caterpillar segments. Don’t forget to write you’re name on the back.

And you’re finished with your Pirate Hat craft for Preschoolers!

This is such a fun and easy Pre-K caterpillar craft. You can make this Paper caterpillar for Kindergarteners and as a Letter C craft.

This craft is super easy for preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Daycare, even toddlers will love gluing on the pieces. Or just make it as a fun craft at home idea.

More Bug Crafts & Insect Craft Ideas for Kids

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Preschool Insect Crafts:

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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