Caterpillar Clothespin Kids Craft

Clothespin Caterpillars (4)

Mia loves playing with these little pompoms. She sorts them by color, glues them on pictures, and pretends they are food and “cooks” them on her play stove. She looked at me and said, “What can we make with these?” I looked at her and looked at the little clothespin airplanes we made and knew immediately. Here’s how we made our little Caterpillar Clothespin Kids Craft.


  • Clothespins
  • Pompoms
  • Glue
  • Wiggly eyes (the adhesive kind are easiest)
  • Hot glue and glue gun (optional but easier)
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Beads

We used these common wooden clothespins.

Clothespin Caterpillars

These are the pompoms we used. Notice they are housed in an old spice rack…best idea ever! By the way, if you ever end up repurposing a spice rack for craft materials, make sure you thoroughly clean them out because your craft materials will end up smelling like spices (not that I know from experience or anything).

Clothespin Caterpillars (1)

For the eyes we stuck adhesive wiggly eyes onto little black plastic beads.

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Next, Mia glued the pompoms on with white glue (it’s a little messy and the pompoms kept sticking to her fingers). I hot glued the eyes on and I also cut small pieces of twine, bent them in half and hot glued them on as antennas.  You can use regular white glue, but the hot glue makes it easy for quick drying (plus the little bead eyes are a little heavy).

Clothespin Caterpillars (3)

Here they are! We made different colored ones. I tried to get her to make a multicolor one but she refused!

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