Gathering the recycling one day, our daughter pointed to a bunch of bottle caps that she had lined up in a row and said "look it's a caterpillar"! The imagination of preschoolers is amazing to watch. We laughed and called her creation a "cap-er-pillar" and then got the idea to turn the caps into a craft. This caterpillar craft is simple to do and your kids will enjoy working with a different material. This cute little bug makes a great bug craft or spring craft too.

What you'll need:

  • Bottle caps (we used 6)
  • Green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Crayons
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
How to make your Bottle Cap Caterpillar Craft:
  1. Cut a leaf shape out of the construction paper.
  2. Have your child color the bottle caps any colors they want. Our daughter is on a rainbow kick and went with a different color for each cap.
  3. Pour a puddle of glue on a scrap piece of paper and have your child dip each cap into the glue puddle and then stick the caps onto the leaf in a line.
  4. Add little googly eyes and a pipe cleaner smile to the first bottle cap. Cut small pieces of pipe cleaner to use as antennae and glue them to the first cap as well.
  5. Use a crayon to draw legs on the remaining caps.
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