When winter comes to an end and the warmer spring comes slowly but surely, you often get craved for crafts related to spring. Because that’s how we get into the right mood. In addition to tinkered flowers and various Decorations for Easter Many different things can be made. If you are looking for a fun craft project that you can implement together with children, then we would like to offer you the caterpillar as inspiration. A Making caterpillar We would like to introduce you to a variety of materials and some original ideas for reproduction.
Make colorful caterpillar
Pipe cleaner can be very useful if you want to make caterpillars yourself. Use the caterpillar to make pipe cleaners for the probes or use them to create several legs. Feelers were also made with this idea from many buttons. The craft project is great if you have a large collection of buttons and do not know what to do with them.
Caterpillar making clothespins and pompoms
If you want to make this caterpillar yourself, you do not have to get much. A clothes peg made of wood and some pompoms of any color are enough. The pompons stick on the clip and provide the first with wobbly eyes. If you also attach a magnet to the lower side of the clip after making the bead, you can use the clip to attach important notes to the refrigerator.
Caterpillar of paper strips
As an alternative to the pompoms, you can also make paper strips into rolls and then glue them onto the clip as you make the caterpillar. Corks can also be used for this purpose and painted in advance as desired. For this example, instead of wobbly eyes were simply made of felt eyes. The feelers can also be made of felt or made of paper.
Caterpillars make colorful beads
Beads are also very pretty and especially girls will enjoy crafting these colorful accessories. You can tinker the bead with pearls in different ways. First, you can thread the beads on pipe cleaners. Then you can make one end of the pipe cleaner into a head. But also thicker yarn or wire are suitable.
Making caterpillars out of lids
A great idea, which is suitable for recycling projects, is also to use old lids, if you want to make a caterpillar. The lids can be cuddly and either glued to a pad or with toothpicks, wire or string attached to each other. Just try different variants. If you would like to make a special caterpillar, you should use green instead of a colorful cover and a red one for the head.
Crafting with ironing beads
If you have not tinkered with iron-on beads yet, you should do it at the latest now and make a caterpillar in this way. These are very fun craft projects that are fun especially for children and for which there are also a variety of templates. Some great templates You can also find us here. For the caterpillar a template is less necessary. It can also be crafted freehand.
Sponge rubber as material
Or how about making a caterpillar out of foam rubber? This material makes it easy to work and makes it more durable than paper, for example. Cut out strips whose corners you then round off. Make the elements grow larger towards the middle and then smaller again. For the head you again need a circle. Above you can see the caterpillar Nimmersatt.
3D caterpillar made of foam rubber
An interesting variant with foam rubber is also this. You need as many circles as you can punch, so that pipe cleaners fit through the hole. Accordingly, you also need pipe cleaners, as well as pearls in the same color and a polystyrene ball, if you want to make the caterpillar. How exactly the caterpillar should look, you can see in the following picture:
Make instructions for the caterpillar
Halve the ball, paint it in any color and, after the paint has dried, put the pipe cleaner in it. So that you can now make the caterpillar, change beads and sponge rubber circles. The beads ensure that the circles are at a distance from each other. Once you have reached the desired length, put the pipe cleaner in the other half of the polystyrene ball after you have painted it.
Caterpillar of toe or fingerprints
Very easy and fast you can also tinker such a picture with caterpillar. Use finger paints and apply paint on the toes of the foot. The big toe, which is supposed to form the head of the caterpillar, can have a different color here. Also colorful can be the caterpillar. Now press your toes on a piece of paper or canvas and let the paint dry. Then legs and face can be painted. A great idea for designing greeting cards!
Caterpillar make paper
Learning can be fun with the right technology. For example, teach your child the numbers by numbering each element of the caterpillar. This makes wonderful as a colorful decoration in the nursery and will give the little ones great pleasure. The caterpillar you just tinker with colorful paper circles and some legs.
Idea for Mother’s Day
Would the dad like to help the child crafting for Mother’s Day, this happy caterpillar is a great idea. It can be used to design a map. But even for the birthday of a relative, the idea is very good. You can make the caterpillar by making a heart template and then using it to cut out paper hearts.
Quilling technique for a caterpillar
You can also design greeting cards with a caterpillar. Maybe you already have Quilling belongs. Paper strips are simply used to create a variety of colorful images. The caterpillar is a fairly simple variant. You need simple circular shapes to make a caterpillar.
When it comes to tinkering with children, paper is often the first choice as a material. For one thing, because it’s usually already in the house and another, because it’s easy to tinker with. How about making a leaf with a caterpillar? If you make leaves with caterpillar, you can also punch the finished leaves here and there. This is what the sheet looks like, as if the caterpillar had already nibbled on it.
Make paper rings
Simply glue paper rings together or make such a chain out of the rings. Punch the head and then tie the pipe cleaner as a feeler. You can also make a caterpillar out of toilet paper rolls. Simply cut rings out of the roll and stick them together like in the first variant or open them and finally glue them together again for the chain variant.
Crafts with stones
If you like to tinker with natural materials, then get some approximately equal sized stones and two branches. You can now paint the stones as you like and pattern them. Then you can make the caterpillar out of it. The stones are glued together. The stone for the head should not just get a face in advance. Finally, stick two branches for the feeler on the head.
Crafting with pompoms
Use colored pompoms to tinker with the caterpillar. Simply stick the pompoms together. As an alternative to pompoms you can also work wonderfully with felt balls. Just look at what you can do best, what you have on hand or what you can most easily obtain. In principle, you can make a caterpillar with almost all craft materials.
Caterpillar as a party decoration
A party or a children’s birthday can have the theme of spring or caterpillar and then decorated appropriately. Great for designing a caterpillar are party lanterns like these. Hang them close to each other on the ceiling and make the first lantern with a face. It’s so easy to make a big caterpillar!
Make caterpillar from paper plates
You can also use the caterpillar to hang the name of the birthday child on the wall. Simply label the individual elements with the letters as you make the caterpillar and tie the plates together. The caterpillar made of paper plates is not only a great decoration for parties. Just leave the name and use the caterpillar as a wall decoration.
Make caterpillar from balloons
Original and simple is the idea with balloons. This will allow you to decorate not only the interior of the house, but also the garden during a party. How you make the caterpillar is certainly clear. Just use as many balloons as you like and in the desired colors. With paper you can design eyes and feelers. Tie balloons together and secure them anywhere.
Caterpillar tinkering with egg carton
We have already presented some ideas for crafting with egg carton. And now we show you how to make a caterpillar out of egg carton. Either use a whole row of cups of the box and take individual cups and glue them together. The look of the caterpillar you get best when you paint the egg carton and equipped with face and feelers.
Beautiful craft ideas for children
You can also make an egg carton caterpillar with the children, because it is again a particularly simple project. Help the kid just cut the cups, because the material is very thick and hard to cut. In many cases it is easier to tear the egg box. In the end, do not forget the feelers!
If you make with egg carton, you can simply use the cup row reversed and tinker a bead so that the open side faces up. In this way, you can then use the cups wonderfully as small flowerpots. Plant them with fast-growing grass and the children can practice gardening by taking care of the grass, watering and cutting it regularly.
Crochet the caterpillar
Do you want to make a caterpillar with wool, not only self-made pompoms are suitable for this purpose. A slightly more complicated idea, which should not be a problem for crocheting friends, is this crocheted caterpillar. Requires simple balls, which are then sewn together. The feelers are again made of pipe cleaners, but can also be crocheted and then provided with wire to stand upright.
Make caterpillar from fabric
Easier is there again if you make a caterpillar out of a sock. Even old tights can be used for this purpose. Squeeze the sock with any filler material. Sewing the sock will certainly get beginners. As eyes are suitable buttons, which are known to exist in a variety of variants. Try the idea!
Caterpillar from CD’s
Old CD’s can also be used to make an original caterpillar. Just glue any number of CD’s together and decorate the holes with foam rubber or felt. The head can be made from cardboard or other material. If you make the caterpillar, you can also add legs. A simple craft idea that’s made fast!
Tinker with plasticine
From plasticine can be quickly tinker the einzenen elements for the caterpillar. Make several balls and a larger one for the head. Now you can arrange the balls on a base or you can additionally connect them with toothpicks. Crafting with modeling clay is equally well suited to promote the fine motor skills of children and their imagination.
Idea with crafting clay
If you want the caterpillar to last longer, then you can use craft clay instead of modeling clay and make a caterpillar. There are variants that dry in the air, but those that are baked in the oven to become firm. In this way, you can make great characters that you enjoy for a long time. And even as a pendant for jewelry, the caterpillar can be used.
Make caterpillar with butterfly
You can also make butterflies and then combine them with caterpillars. How you can shape caterpillar and butterfly at the same time, see above. From caterpillar to butterfly you make paper wings whose backs are shaped like leaves. A clothespin serves as a pad for the body of pompoms. Clamp the clip in the middle of the wings for a butterfly and fold the wings together to get a caterpillar on a leaf. manual here ,