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Printable Caterpillar Craft for Preschoolers

Whether you are studying how caterpillars turn into butterflies celebrating these cute insects, or just looking for a fun bug craft for kids, this free printable caterpillar craft for preschoolers is perfect! Print the caterpillar printable and follow our simple step-by-step instructions to learn how to make a caterpillar with a simple paper craft. This caterpillar art preschool, pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, and first graders is perfect for a spring craft too!

Whether you are studying how caterpillars turn into butterflies celebrating these cute insects, or just looking for a fun bug craft for kids, this free printable caterpillar craft for preschoolers is perfect! Print the caterpillar printable and follow our simple step-by-step instructions to learn how to make a caterpillar with a simple paper craft. This caterpillar art preschool, pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, and first graders is perfect for a spring craft too!

Caterpillar craft for preschoolers

Looking for a super cute, FUN, and easy-to-make caterpillar craft for kids? this paper caterpillar craft is just what you are looking for. Grab the free printable craft, some crayons, scissors, and tape or glue and you are ready to make your own cute caterpillar craft for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students.

Caterpillar printable

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >>_____<<. The craft printables pdf file will open in a new window for you to save your freebie.

caterpillar printable

How to make a caterpillar

Print both the caterpillar page template and the leaf page templates.

HINT: Make sure you print the file once saved on your local desktop or laptop to avoid getting a black box around the images which results in an error between your internet speed and printer. Also in your printer settings you make click “scale to fit” if any of the images are going off the edge of the paper.

Caterpillar craft

Color the leaf template with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. We love the bold look of using markers.

free printable caterpillar template

Now color the caterpillars any color you like. You will need a head and a “bumpy part” for each caterpillar.

Hint: The template includes an extra body so you can pick the length you like best.

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Caterpillar activities for preschoolers

Carefully use scissors to cut out the head and body parts. Cut the slits along the straight side of the body.

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Caterpillar art preschool

Fold the paper along the slits every other direction and crease so the section will stand up. You just made the legs.

Caterpillar art preschool

Use tape or glue to affix the caterpillar head to his body,

Caterpillar art preschoolers

Caterpillar craft

Set the caterpillar on top of his leaf. You can glue him on if you like, but my kids had fun playing with the caterpillar and his leaf and enjoyed moving the project around.

Caterpillar activities for preschoolers

Caterpillar craft for kids

Here you can see the project from over head to make sure you have grasped the super simple, but hard-to-explain way the legs are folded back and for to make these cute bugs stand up.

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Insect Craft for Preschoolers

Aren’t these just hte cutest little insects! Plus this¬†bug craft is super simple paper craft that takes no prep and no extra, hard-to-find supplies to make. Print off multiple copies for your children to make whole bunch of cute, little paper caterpillars.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables

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Crafts for Preschoolers

Make a beautiful spring tulip craft while recycling an old egg cartoon in this fun flower craft for kids. This tulip craft for kids is fun for all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up.  This is such a fun tulip craft idea to make a pretty bouquet of tulips for a mother's day craft or simply a flower craft for a spring craft for kids or flower theme. Create this bright and colorful parrot craft with just a few simple materials! This super cute paper plate parrot is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Whether you are doing the letter b is for birds or p is for parrot, this bird craft is great for strengthening hand muscles while creating a super cute paper plate craft!  Whether you are looking for a cute firework crafts idea to make as a 4th of July craft, or just a summer craft for kids to celebrate summertime - this fun-to-make firework activities is sure to be a hit. Make these patriotic crafts for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. The simple, fun technique makes such gorgeous independence day craft ideas, and teach firework art project will be different! Spring is here and that means that the butterflies have returned to delight both young and old with their graceful flight and beautiful wings. Celebrate these beautiful animlas with a fun butterfly craft for kids. This simple butterfly art project uses bowtie pasta to make the butterflies. This pasta craft for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners is sure to be a hit! 

Crafts for Kids

To help you get started, here are some of our favorite kids crafts.

Whether you are studying how caterpillars turn into butterflies celebrating these cute insects, or just looking for a fun bug craft for kids, this free printable caterpillar craft for preschoolers is perfect! Print the caterpillar printable and follow our simple step-by-step instructions to learn how to make a caterpillar with a simple paper craft. This caterpillar art preschool, pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, and first graders is perfect for a spring craft too!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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