These Cute Caterpillar Crafts for Preschool are easy and fun for little ones!

Planning an insect theme for preschool? I’ve got you covered!

Whether you are diving deep into the world of insects or talking about the Life Cycle of the Butterfly, I’m certain you will find a fun caterpillar craft on this list!

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Alright! Let’s check out all these awesome caterpillar crafts!

1) Thumbprint Caterpillar

thumbprint caterpillar craft

This Thumbprint Caterpillar is from my blog Simply Full of Delight. Kids use paint to make fingerprint caterpillars on the free leaf printable. So cute and easy!

2) Egg Carton Caterpillar Craft

egg carton caterpillar by Two Pink Peonies

This Adorable Egg Carton Caterpillar is by Two Pink Peonies. You only need a few simple supplies to make this fun caterpillar craft that is perfect for preschoolers!

3) Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft

Pom pom caterpillar by Messy Little Monster

This Easy Pom Poms Caterpillar is by Messy Little Monster. Such a cute caterpillar craft that will delight younger children!

4) Coiled Cardboard Tube Caterpillar

coiled cardboard tube caterpillar by Crafts by Amanda

This Coiled Cardboard Tube Caterpillar is from Crafts by Amanda. So simple and cute, kids will want to make a few of these!

5) Cupcake Liner Caterpillar Craft

cupcake liner caterpillar by In the Playroom

This Cupcake Liner Caterpillar is by In the Playroom. I love that you can make caterpillars a different color by switching colors of cupcake liners. Perfect for preschool, this craft is truly simple and uses items from around the house!

6) Caterpillar Block Painting Craft

block painting caterpillar by Mama of Minis

This Caterpillar Block Painting Craft is by Mama of Minis. Kids use blocks to stamp the caterpillar’s body. What a fun, unique idea for creating a caterpillar craft for kids!

7) Caterpillar Paper Puppets

These Caterpillar Paper Puppets are by Frosting and Glue. Kids can create fun popsicle stick puppets with this free printable template!

8) Caterpillar Paper Plate Craft

paper plate pom pom caterpillar

This Caterpillar Paper Plate Craft is by Attachment Mummy. Kids can create their own unique little caterpillar using a few simple craft supplies!

9) Paper Slinky Caterpillar Craft

caterpillar slinky craft by arty crafty bee

This Paper Slinky Caterpillar Craft is by Arty Crafty Bee. This craft is a little more complex because of the paper chains, but would be super fun to do together with your child!

10) Caterpillar Suncatcher Craft

suncatcher caterpillar by Books and Giggles

This Caterpillar Suncatcher Craft is by Books and Giggles. Kids will love displaying their suncatchers on the windows! What fun!

11) Grass Caterpillars

grass caterpillars by Red Ted Art

These Grass Caterpillars are from Red Ted Art. These have me in awe. They are SO incredibly cool! What an awesome idea to watch grow!

12) Life Cycle of a Butterfly Craft

life cycle of a butterfly craft by Ottawa Mommy Club

Be sure to check out this Life Cycle of a Butterfly Craft by Ottawa Mommy Club. Perfect for visualizing each part of the journey from egg to butterfly!

13) Caterpillar Fruit Pizzas

Need a caterpillar snack idea? Check out these Caterpillar Fruit Pizzas by A Little Pinch of Perfect. Adorable and absolutely kid-friendly, this caterpillar snack ideas are sure to be a hit with your children!

14) Paper Caterpillar Craft

caterpillar paper craft

Looking for an easy caterpillar craft? This Paper Caterpillar is perfect! I love the 3-D leaf. Such a fun craft that is easy peasy!

15) Pom Pom Caterpillar

pom pom caterpillar by Attachment Mummy

This Pom Pom Caterpillar is by Attachment Mummy. Kids can use just a few simple supplies to create these fuzzy little caterpillars!

16) Lift-the-Flap Caterpillar

flip book caterpillars by A little Pinch of Perfect

Check out this amazing Lift-the-Flap Caterpillar craft by A Little Pinch of Perfect. Using the free template, young children can create a fun activity!

17) Healthy Caterpillar Snack Idea

caterpillar veggie snack by Jordan's Easy Entertaining

This Healthy Caterpillar Snack idea is from Jordan’s Easy Entertaining. Nothing will make kids want to eat their veggies like this fun caterpillar snack. Be sure to check out all the cool looking insect themed snacks!

18) Simple Paper Plate Caterpillars

Paper plate caterpillar by In the Playroom

These Paper Plate Caterpillars are by In The Playroom. I love how simple these adorable caterpillar crafts are. They are truly perfect for preschoolers and a great way for little ones to practice those fine motor skills.

19) Bead Caterpillars with Leaves

bead caterpillars by Messy Little Monster

These cute Bead Caterpillars with Printable Leaves are by Messy Little Monster. Kids can create their own little caterpillar to wriggle through the leaves! Such a fun fine motor craft!

20) Caterpillar Coloring Pages

caterpilllar coloring pages

You can find these free printable Cute Caterpillar Coloring Pages here on my blog. There’s 4 adorable coloring sheets featuring caterpillars! Perfect for coloring or painting!

More Caterpillar Fun

Of course, to go along with all of your caterpillar projects, you’ll want to check out one of my personal favorite Children’s books The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle.

This classic book is a favorite of preschool kids! It’s great for talking about life cycles as well as days of the week.

There’s no better way to introduce children to the butterfly life cycle than with this great story!

More Insect Crafts and Activities

Looking for more ideas for Spring crafts and Insect activities for kids?

You can find a fun Paper Bee Craft here. It has moveable wings and is super easy with the free printable.

There’s a fun Thumbprint Butterfly Craft here. With a little help, kids can create colorful butterfly crafts. It’s the perfect craft for little ones!

Kids of all ages will enjoy this Easy Ladybug Craft. It’s wings move with the help of a paper fastener.

There’s a fun Symmetry Butterfly Craft here. Kids paint half of the butterfly template and then fold the page to create a symmetrical print. Kids will have so much fun making these beautiful butterflies

There’s tons of free Insect Printables here. You’ll find printable crafts, games, and other creative ideas to teach children about insects.

Plus, don’t miss this fun Insect Sensory bin. Little ones will be engaged hiding the insects, picking them up with tongs, and more in this fun sensory play activity.

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