Make a Caterpillar on a Leaf with Us!

Our spring craft celebration continues with a colorful caterpillar! Create this pom pom caterpillar on a leaf with us!
Creative Clubhouse KIDS

What You’ll Need​

  • Sheet of Green Paper
  • Multi-Colored Pom Poms
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Glue and/or Tape
  • Safety Scissors

What To Do

  1. Trace a leaf on the green paper using your pencil or a crayon.
  2. Cut out your leaf.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  3. Cut your pipe cleaner in half and then in half again.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  4. Glue or tape your pipe cleaner pieces to a large pom pom to make the caterpillar’s antenna. Curve them at the top. 
  5. Glue or tape your pom poms to the sheet, creating the caterpillar’s body. It can be a straight line or curve a little!

And now you have your caterpillar on a leaf!


Show us your little one’s caterpillar on Instagram @nycchildrenstheater or email a picture to

Throughout spring we’ll be sharing a new craft every Thursday for you and your family to do together as part of NYCCT’s Creative Clubhouse! 

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