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. Shanna Schulte says:

    Those are so cute!! I need to make these with my son, he’ll love them!!!

  2. These are so cute! I’ll have to do these with my twin girls soon!

  3. Mary Ann Knox

    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!

  4. Heather Garcia says:

    Oh my goodness my girls already have all of the goodies in their craft box to make these.

  5. michelle oakley warner

    wow my kids are going to love these, too cute thanks for the great post

  6. melissa kreiser says:

    omg my kids would love to make those!!!

  7. Kaelee Penrod says:

    So cute! I will have to check to see if our craft store in our town has some of this stuff!

  8. Sue Long

    that is a really cute craft for little ones!

  9. Bree Courtney says:

    Fun! Always looking for new kids crafts!

  10. They are so adorable..definately have to make some with the boys.

  11. TawndaM

    ;-) I love these lil guys!

  12. My Grandchildren will love this. Defiantly will have to do this with them

  13. Erin Ellis says:

    Oh my goodness those are so darn cute! What a sweet idea!


  14. Lori Thomas says:

    How cute!! Will be making some of these w/my son

  15. Very cute. I’m surprised one can still find clothespins!

  16. Darlene Jones-Nelson

    A great craft to do for the spring.

  17. Mia Dentice Carey

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

  18. 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!

  19. Pamela F. says:

    Very cute … love using clothespins

  20. Brandy W says:

    Love this! What a wonderful blog!

  21. What a cute idea. Looks like MillerBug had a lot of fun crafting. Kids are fascinated with clothes pins.

  22. Lori Beaney Tobin says:

    What a great idea for a rainy day project!

  23. Diane Rose says:

    My three grandchildren would love to do this. I will have to get the supplies.

  24. Judy Lipcsak

    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.

  25. 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!

  26. Katrina A says:

    Awww…what a fun and simple project! And they look so cute!!

  27. Cindy S.

    THese are very cute and easy. Will share with my daughter’s Brownie Troop!

  28. Cheryl Rahkonen

    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.

  29. 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.

  30. Christina says:

    these are too cute

  31. julie murphy says:

    great to hang school art on fridge

  32. Crystal Merrill

    These are really cute! I might try to make these with my daughter this week!

  33. alena svetelska

    love this,what a such great idea..this is something i must try with my daughter thanks

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

  35. Sandy H. says:

    Adorable! Will have to try with my grandson.

  36. Carolann Leibenguth

    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

  37. Mackenzie says:

    So cute!

  38. christina flynn

    Cute and awesome! Thank you!

  39. Debby Chandler

    very cute idea, I’m getting the supplies together to do this at home.

  40. natalie nichols says:

    This is such a cute idea. I’ll enjoy doing crafts like these when my son is a little older.

  41. Darlene Jones-Nelson

    A great way to teach kids their colors.

  42. Jennifer C says:

    great craft for a rainy day…this one in my favorites !!!

  43. brittany buchanan

    wow this is AWESOME

  44. Debra Hall

    now thats so cute i’d love to make some

  45. Shelly Johnson says:

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

  46. These are so darn cute! and very easy too!

  47. jessica hager

    That is such a cute idea!

  48. Erica Landreth

    Showing some love- very cute craft!

  49. Janet W. says:

    Very creative! I love the vibrant colors you used!

  50. KWolff

    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.

  51. 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!

  52. These are so original and so cute

  53. Those are so cute. It looks like a great rainy day activity for the grandchildren or a craft for Bible school.

  54. I’d like to make those and put them on my daughter’s birthday goodie bags!

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

  56. Lily Kwan says:

    This craft looks very fun. Thanks for sharing!

  57. Sue Hull

    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 :)

  58. Brigette Streeper says:

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

  59. cute thanks for sharing

  60. Erin Noie says:

    super cute!!! my kids would love this.

  61. really cute idea

  62. Great fun project! Thanks for sharing

  63. thanks i love doing crafts with the grankids

  64. 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!

  65. Jim Lipscomb

    inexpensive. Cute project

  66. Cute Cute Cute!!! This would make a great classroom craft!
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  67. So cute!

  68. Cindy S.

    Cute !!! : )


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