Easy Yarn-Wrapped Craft Stick Caterpillar Craft

Let’s make an adorable caterpillar craft. This is the cutest craft with yarn and popsicle sticks! Kids of all ages will enjoy making these fuzzy caterpillars: preschoolers, kindergarten kids and young elementary school aged kids too! This is an easy caterpillar craft to do at home or in the classroom.

Craft Stick Caterpillars craft - yarn and popsicle stick caterpillars finished in bright colors on a blue background - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make popsicle stick caterpillars!

Caterpillar Craft for Kids

Today we are using popsicle sticks or crafts sticks to make a beautiful caterpillar craft! Making these crafts with yarn and popsicle sticks is perfect for small hands developing coordination, but kids of all ages will love making these colorful craft stick caterpillars creating patterns with yarn.

Related: Oh so many fun popsicle stick crafts for kids

Yarn & Popsicle STick Caterpillars Craft

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Craft Stick Caterpillars finished with marker drawn faces and pipe cleaner antennae - Kids Activities Blog
What a cute yarn and craft stick craft!

Supplies Needed

Instructions to Make Craft Stick Caterpillars:

Craft Stick Caterpillars step by step instructions to making a yarn and popsicle stick caterpillar craft for kids
Follow these easy steps to make your own craft stick caterpillar!

Step 1

To make these absolutely adorable little caterpillars, start by squeezing a thin strip of glue onto one side of the popsicle stick. It really isn’t necessary to add glue to both sides, the yarn will adhere just fine.

Step 2

Unravel a good length of yarn and cut it from the roll. Press one end onto the bottom of the popsicle stick. Hold for a few seconds to ensure it sticks. Have the children start wrapping the yarn all the way up the popsicle stick.

Step 3

When the whole popsicle stick is wrapped with yarn, glue the final end to the stick.

Step 4

Cut a small piece of pipe cleaner, glue to the backside of the popsicle stick, bend the ends. You have just made the caterpillar antennae!

Step 5

Cut about 6 (for each caterpillar) 3-4 inch lengths of yarn for the legs.

Step 6

Have the child wrap it around the popsicle stick and tie to hold them in place.

Craft Stick Caterpillars finished craft with rainbow yarn
We made our own caterpillar craft!

Step 7

Use a marker to draw a cute little face and Viola! The cutest yarn wrapped popsicle stick caterpillars.

Our Experience with Making Caterpillar Popsicle Craft

These are pretty easy to make, but when you make this, you want a thinner yarn, like embroidery thread.

Use all your favorite colored yard and give them colorful pipe cleaners!

Caterpillar popsicle stick craft with standing caterpillars covered in yarn, pom pom heads, and pipe cleaner legs.
You can make your caterpillars stand and give them googly eyes!

Wriggly Caterpillar Craft Variation

Don’t want to do a plain caterpillar? You can mix it up a bit, and make them a wriggly caterpillar.

This is perfect for older kids can do, but don’t worry it’s simple to make the changes:

  1. Just cut a popsicle stick and glue them zig zagged before adding the yarn and pipe cleaners.
  2. You can see the “body” or “base” of the caterpillar here:
Alternative caterpillar craft options- popsicle sticks cut into 3 and glued together, with yarn and pipe cleaner.
These are the alternative caterpillar craft options.

Finish your caterpillar craft as in the original version.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Craft Stick Caterpillars

Craft Stick Caterpillars

These cute yarn-wrapped craft stick caterpillars focus on fine motor skills and tying. They’re perfect for small hands or even for bigger kids that enjoy creating patterns with yarn.

Materials

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Colorful Yarn
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. To make these absolutely adorable little caterpillars, start by squeezing a thin strip of glue onto one side of the popsicle stick. It really isn’t necessary to add glue to both sides, the yarn will adhere just fine.
  2. Unravel a good length of yarn and cut it from the roll. Press one end onto the bottom of the popsicle stick. Hold for a few seconds to ensure it sticks. Have the children start wrapping the yarn all the way up the popsicle stick.
  3. When the whole popsicle stick is wrapped with yarn, glue the final end to the stick.
  4. Cut a small piece of pipe cleaner, glue to the backside of the popsicle stick, bend the ends. You have just made the caterpillar antennae!
  5. Cut about 6 (for each caterpillar) 3-4 inch lengths of yarn for the legs.
  6. Have the child wrap it around the popsicle stick and tie to hold them in place.
  7. Use a marker to draw a cute little face and Viola! The cutest yarn wrapped popsicle stick caterpillars.

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THE BIG BOOK OF KIDS ACTIVITIES

This caterpillar craft is one of the featured kids crafts in our newest book, The Big Book of Kids Activities has 500 projects that are the bestest, funnest ever! Written for kids ages 3-12 it is the compilation of bestselling kids activities books perfect for parents, grandparents and babysitters looking for new ways to entertain kids. This popsicle stick craft is one of over 30 classic crafts that use materials you have on hand that are featured in this book!

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How did your yarn and popsicle stick craft turn out? Did the kids love making popsicle stick caterpillars?