Woollybear Caterpillar Yarn Craft

I’m so happy to finally be back with the Fine Motor Friday ladies with an adorable Woollybear Caterpillar yarn craft! With autumn here you’ll soon be seeing lots of these fuzzy critters around! This craft involves lots of cutting, squeezing and sticking! Plus it’s simple for toddlers and preschoolers to make with very little prep time!

Woollybear Craft


affiliate-links-2On Monday after we went on a child-led adventure and discovered a Banded Woollybear Caterpillar we came home and made this adorable yarn craft! To make your own you’ll need the following supplies:

  • cardboard (I recycled a cereal box!)
  • black or dark brown yarn
  • brown, rust or orange yarn
  • Elmer’s glue


The first thing I did was sketch and cut a caterpillar shape out of one side of a cereal box. Then we cut the yarn up into small pieces about 2 inches long. After watching and helping me cutting up the yarn, Caden wanted to try cutting some yarn on his own.


Next it was time to squeeze the glue out all over the cardboard cutout. Caden really enjoyed this part but needed a little direction to really cover the area.


Finally it was time to stick the yarn all over the caterpillar cutout. This part was the most difficult for Caden because he doesn’t like getting his fingers sticky. His technique was to just dump the yarn out onto the glue! Whatever works!


Happy Fine Motor Friday!

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3 thoughts on “Woollybear Caterpillar Yarn Craft”

  1. What a great way to extend your learning!

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