Kid’s Craft Idea: Sparkly Spring Clothespin Caterpillars

Spring is in the air!  And that means it’s time to start putting together some bright kid’s crafts!  So, the other day I asked MillerBug if he thought it was time to start some Spring inspired crafts and this was his response.


So, inspired by his very favorite book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we set out to make a fun Spring Caterpillar craft!  It’s simple enough for little hands and sure to inspire hours of fun!  Here’s how you can make your very own Sparkly Spring Clothespin Caterpillar!

Sparkly Spring Clothespin Caterpillar

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What You Will Need

Plain Wooden Clothespins

Sparkly Pom Balls

Black Pipe Cleaners

Small Sequins for Eyes


Helpful little hands:-)

How to Make Them

**This craft is super simple and perfect sized for little hands so lend your help but let your little one pull this one together.**

Start by laying out your wooden clothespins and pulling a line of glue down the back of it.  Then let your child add sparkly pom balls to the line of glue (you may need to push them down to secure them).


Once all the balls are attached, allow them to dry.  Then you’re ready to add your antenna and eyes.  For the antenna, cut short pieces of pipe cleaners and bend the ends of them around.  Then using a small amount of glue, attach them to the back of the front sparkly pom on your caterpillar.


Finally, using a small amount of glue, attach your small sequins for eyes (you can also use googly eyes but we stuck with sequins to keep the sparkly theme).


Let all the parts of your caterpillar dry completely and they you are ready to play!


Once they are dry, read your book, turn them into magnets by attaching a small magnet to the back or simply allow your child to imagine and play!  They will love that they were the one to create such a special Spring craft!


Now go!  Create!  And have tons of toddler fun!


  1. Mary Ann Knox says

    I love this! I am going to get teh supplies for this craft & print your instructions and give it to my daughter’s preK teacher! This is just too cute & fun!

  2. Mia Dentice Carey says

    A-DOR-A-BLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My son & I will be making these next week during his Spring Break!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Janet W. says

    Those are absolutely adorable! Looks so fun to make, and so creative! My grandson would treat it as his special little pet!

  4. Judy Lipcsak says

    These are so cute! I’ll have to get the supplies for my grandchildren. We have a craft day once or twice a month. These would make cute refrigerator clips.

  5. polly says

    what a cute & fun craft I would love to do with my 4 year old grandson…it would be a cute gift for him to bring his nursery school teachers!

  6. Cheryl Rahkonen says

    These are so cute – would be great for a classroom project. I will have the grandchildren over this weekend to dye Easter eggs and I am going to add this little craft – what fun we will have.

  7. says

    I think my youngest son would really love this craft. My oldest son would just throw all the balls! These would be a great idea for our MOPS group to plan for a child craft.

  8. Jan says

    Great craft idea :) These could be done for Christmas, Halloween, most any holiday, to give as gifts. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Carolann Leibenguth says

    Wow what a great cheap easy craft my five year old step son and I will be doing this over the weekend. Thank you for sharing this great idea. Might make a good gift for his Mom with Mothers Day coming up

  10. Shelly Johnson says

    I do like the caterpillars, they are so cute, BUT …… those Monkey PJ’s are FREAKIN AWESOME!!!! lol Love them!!

  11. KWolff says

    I love this idea! My little guy loves Eric Carle and he has just discovered The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This would be fun to do with him.

  12. Christina Howell says

    This is such a cute idea. It is a great way to have kids be creative. Also, I like how it is not an expensive activity!

  13. Dianne says

    These are so cute. We are just getting ready to start a butterfly study. These will be great to include in our activities.

  14. Sue Hull says

    Oh my gosh! Those are so cute! What a great idea and fun too.My neices love to do crafts so I’m going to have to show them this one.Thank you for sharing :)

  15. Brigette Streeper says

    That is seriously the cutest! I love the bright colors you used. Definite future weekend project for me and the kids!!

  16. Cindy Heldmann says

    Cute little ideas to do at home with my 4yr. old grandson! Wish more of these projects were readily available to keep him busy!


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