Egg Carton Caterpillars

Get ready for spring with this super cute capterpillars craft using egg cartons. Not only are they super cute, but they can bee educational too!

Egg Carton Caterpillar Craft for kids - super cute craft for spring, summer, hungry caterpillar and to use to teach kids about the colors of the rainbow, to put alphabet letters on, and more. ((crafts for kids, kids activities, toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten)

My kids love egg carton crafts. There are so many fun things you can do with them. This time, we decided to make something spring-themed and make our very own egg carton caterpillars! Our caterpillars were so easy to make, and they turned out so cute! We could hardly believe that these caterpillars were once egg cartons. 

If you wanted to make this craft more educational, arrange your body pieces in rainbow order, or learn about patterns while making your caterpillars.

Egg Carton Caterpillars Craft

These adorable little creatures will make any spring day brighter and happier.
supplies - egg carton, tempera paint, googly eyes

What you'll need to make egg carton caterpillars:

  • Egg cartons (we like to use cardboard)
  • Washable paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • A large black pom pom (or you could use another color)
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Googly eyes
First, trim out your egg cups. We cut ours down so that all the attachments to the other cups were gone and we were just left with a little bowl of egg cup. We used six cups for our caterpillar, but you can use as many or as few as you like.

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Paint the cups with bright colors. We decided to go almost full rainbow, but we mixed up the colors a bit.

While the paint is drying, make the caterpillar head. We used a large black pom pom and gave it a pipe cleaner antenna. Googly eyes complete the face.


When the paint is dry, glue the body pieces together. We glued ours to look like it was arching its back like caterpillars do sometimes. Finally, glue the head to the body.

Put your new caterpillar in a prominent place. We put ours in a sunny window to look at and enjoy all spring long!

Have any extra egg cartons? Try this fun Egg Carton Splatter Art Flower Craft!

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.