Monarch Caterpillar Craft

Since we learned about when the monarch butterflies are going to start making their way back, I thought a monarch caterpillar craft would be appropriate for this week.

Let’s jump right in!


caterpillar craft supplies


  • Construction Paper – Yellow, green, black
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Googly eyes
  • Crayons


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Step 1:

To make the yellow construction paper into a monarch caterpillar, I drew lines in black and white crayons to match the markings of a monarch caterpillar.


caterpillar craft step 2

Step 2:

Cut strips from the yellow paper. These will become the body of your caterpillar.


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Step 3:

Glue the tips together to make a circle.


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Step 4:

Draw a leaf shape, cut it out and add the veins. This will be where your caterpillar lives.


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Step 5:

Once the circles for your caterpillar have set, glue them to the leaf. I glued them in a curve but you can glue them however you would like.


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Step 6:

Next, add the googly eyes, antennae and a mouth if you would like. I curled the antennae to make them look nice but you don’t have to. To curl them, just wrap them around anything circular.


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Step 7:

Use the hole punch to punch out holes in the leaf to make it look like your caterpillar has been eating it.


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Now you have your very own monarch caterpillar. It’s big enough to see and hold and won’t poop on you. If you make your own version of this caterpillar, share it with us on social media! We would love to see your creativity.