Craft of the Month: Counting Down with Caterpillars

. May 29, 2016.

The kids are getting out of school and are excited for what is in store for the summer, whether it be vacation, summer camps or some other event, and we have a cool craft for tracking the days! The Countdown Caterpillar, from, is an interactive way to keep track of whatever pops up this summer. As the days pass, the kids pull off each link, and when no links are left then it is time to go back to school.



  • Construction paper
  • Glue or Staples
  • Pom poms
  • Stickers
  • ​Googly eyes (optional)


▪ Cut strips of paper at the thickness and length of your choice
▪ Glue or staple into a circle
▪ Insert next strip into the circle and connect into its own circle
▪ Continue step 3 until caterpillar is the correct length
▪ Glue pom poms for feet and stickers for decoration
▪ Create eyes by either gluing googly eyes, drawing or making paper eyes