Caterpillar Magnets

This clothespin magnetic caterpillar craft is perfect for kids of all ages! Make this caterpillar craft, which is not only fun, but useful! Make your caterpillar colorful with googly eyes, and a great big smile. This is great caterpillar craft for preschoolers and elementary aged kids whether you’re supplementing a lesson plan at school or at home.

How to make Caterpillar Magnets

Clothespin Magnet Caterpillars

This time of year, we receive a lot of school notices and children’s birthday party invitations. Because of that, we often run out of refrigerator magnets. Thankfully, our craft cabinet was stocked with plenty of materials to make new magnets, like adorable Caterpillar Magnets, perfect for summer!

These magnets are so easy for school-age children to make independently. They are perfect for holding birthday party invitations, school notices, and children’s artwork.

Supplies Needed To Make This Super Cute Clothespin Magnet Caterpillar Craft

  • 1 inch wooden circles
  • standard sized wooden clothespin
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  • yarn
  • washable markers
  • black permanent marker
  • googly eyes
  • magnetic tape
Caterpillar Magnets

How To Make Adorable Clothespin Caterpillar Magnet Craft

Step 1

First, invite children to color the wooden circles with markers. Alternatively, kids could paint them, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little less cleanup!

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Caterpillar Magnets

Step 2

After the wooden circles are colored, invite your child to create a face for the caterpillar with googly eyes and the permanent marker.

Step 3

Attach the yarn to the back of the caterpillar’s head to create antennae.

Step 4

Use hot glue to attach the wooden circles to the clothespin in the shape of a caterpillar.

Step 5

Last, apply a strip of adhesive magnetic tape to the back of the clothespin.

Caterpillar Magnets

Aren’t they cute? Perfect for hanging “kid stuff” on the refrigerator!

Caterpillar Refrigerator Magnets

Caterpillar Magnets

Image shows a caterpillar magnet. Idea from KAB.

This super cute clothespin magnet caterpillar craft is so easy to make! It's the perfect caterpillar craft for kids of all ages, and only requires minimal budget-friendly craft supplies.

Materials

  • 1 inch wooden circles
  • standard sized wooden clothespin
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  • yarn
  • washable markers
  • black permanent marker
  • googly eyes
  • magnetic tape

Instructions

  1. First, let your kids either use markers to color the wooden circles, or they can use acrylic paint to paint the wooden circles.
  2. Once your wooden circles are colorful, let your child create the caterpillar face using googly eyes and a permanent marker to make a happy smile.
  3. Don't forget to use clue to attack the string antennas to the back of the caterpillar's head.
  4. Use your hot glue gun to glue the wooden circles to the clothespin in the shape of a caterpillar, or similar to an inch worm.
  5. Lastly, apple a strip of adhesive magnetic tape to the back of the clothespin. Then you're done making this caterpillar craft!

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How did your clothespin magnetic caterpillar craft turn out? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you!