Easy Yarn-Wrapped Craft Stick Caterpillar Craft

These cute yarn-wrapped craft stick caterpillars focus on fine motor skills and tying making them a perfect preschool or Kindergarten popsicle stick craft idea.

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!

Yarn & Popsicle STick Caterpillars Craft for Kids

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.

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Today we are using popsicle sticks or crafts sticks to make a beautiful caterpillar 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.

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