Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pom Poms + Magnetic tape --> The hungry Caterpillar and friends

Magnetic Very Hungry Caterpillar

We made three adorable caterpillars using magnetic tape and pom poms. This craft is a continuation of our magnetic pom poms play. The magnetic caterpillars where born when we ran out of magnetic buttons and CJ was unable to come out of the magnetic charisma.

Materials Used:

Pom Poms
Magnetic adhesive tape(I bought them at Wal-mart)
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes

Steps overview:

CJ wanted a hungry caterpillar and rainbow caterpillars. So first we decided the number of pom poms to be used and the colors.

Based on the caterpillar size and the number of poms we cut magnetic strips from the magnetic tape roll.

We removed the sticker from the magnetic tape and added the pom poms on the adhesive side of tape. The curved shape of the magnet will become straight when we use it on the fridge door or cookie tray.

Cut 3 to 4 inches of pipe cleaner and fold it in half.

In between the head and next pom pom, I just wrapped the pipe cleaner around the magnet strip and made a antenna. You can also hot glue the antenna in between the first and second pom pom.

Glue on the googly eyes and CJ thinks they look so silly!

Side view of our Fuzzy caterpillars:-)

CJ loves her new friends!

Aah! I love the little creatures crawling on our fridge door! Perfect to hold on kids art work/personal notes!


  1. They turned out so cute and they look so fun and colorful on the fridge!

  2. Oh what fun your daughter must have had-- If mine sees this she is immediately going to want to make it. Lovely ideas

  3. so cute and I love how they curve up like real caterpillars do! :)

    You have had lot of fun with those magnets lately!

    Thank you for linking to the Sunday Showcase and I look forward to seeing what you've been up to this week!