walking paper caterpillars

Blogger / 9 June, 2021 / Nanny Anita

Walking Paper Caterpillars

A few years ago, I did a blowing pom pom activity for toddlers that was to help strengthen the muscles used for talking.  Today we have been doing a similar activity, but slightly more advanced.  We have been making walking paper caterpillars.

For more ideas follow my kid’s activity board on Pinterest.  Don’t forget to save the pin for later:

To make your own walking paper caterpillars you will need:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pens
  • Ruler
  • Straws

Make a strip of paper that is roughly 21cms by 4cms.  If you have card stock, I would use that.  It maybe slightly harder to fold, but it makes it better for walking.

Fold that strip in half and open it back up.


Fold the top down to the middle crease then fold that in half again.

Repeat for the bottom half.

Then fold that in half.

Trim around the edges to give it a more curved look.

Unfold it all.  You should have an 8-segment caterpillar.

walking paper caterpillars

Decorate your caterpillar.

To make it walk you need to make sure that your caterpillar looks like it is in mid crawl, you know with its back pushed up.  Using small puffs aimed at the middle of the caterpillars back, it should start to walk.

This is not only a great activity to help develop those oral muscles but could be used in party games especially the minute to win it type games.

If you enjoyed this walking paper caterpillar activity, be sure to check out my minute to win it game, DIY mini golf, and FMS finger gym.

Pin for later:

Walking paper caterpillars - a fun craft for kids but also a great activity for a game or for helping to strengthen oral muscles.

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