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How cute is this caterpillar pencil pot craft? My daughter is at a stage where she really loves drawing and colouring but one thing she doesn’t love is when her pencils are constantly rolling off the table! This little cutie solves that problem and was super fun to make too!

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Cardboard rolls
  • Paints (optional!)
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glue gun or pva and pegs
  • Coloured markers
  • A pipe cleaner

How to make this caterpillar pencil pot craft

First start by taking your cardboard rolls and cutting them to different lengths. We placed our full sized roll in the middle and then cut the rolls either side descending in height.

Now it’s time to add some colour to the caterpillar. Paints are a great option but this time we decided to use coloured paper. We cut out a strip of paper the same height as the roll and long enough to wrap around it and then glued it on.

Repeat the previous steps until all rolls are coloured, then take your glue gun and glue the rolls together to make the caterpillar shape.

Cut out and glue on two eyes and a nose. Then take your pipe cleaner and fold it in half before using the glue gun to secure it down inside the head section of the caterpillar to make the antennae.

Glue a little foot shape onto each body roll of the caterpillar then optionally mount your pencil pot on to some card. Once dry your super cute caterpillar pencil pot is finished and ready to use!

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