Pipe Cleaner Caterpillar

Are these guys cute or what?! With just a pipe cleaner and some eyes, you can make these adorable little caterpillars in minutes. My daughter treasures these little critters and named each one.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Pipe cleaners are a crafting favorite in our house. We're always on the lookout for new colors and styles. Well, I am glad we had so many choices on hand this day. The super fuzzy one and the striped ones made for one cute caterpillar--but any pipe cleaner you have will leave you with one cute critter!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Start by wrapping a pipe cleaner (or two) around a pencil. I would start each one for my daughter and hand it off to her to finish.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Once the pipe cleaner is wrapped all the way around, just slide it right off the pencil.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Add some googly eyes with glue and you have yourself a fuzzy-wuzzy buggy! (If you don't have googly eyes, sequins work great, too.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    We pretty much fell in love with these caterpillars. They are so sweet. We have now placed them all around our house and, yes, every single one has a name.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    Oh and they may have a home or two as well and a few leaves to chomp on. What can I say, we live in a dramatic household.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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