Are you looking for a fun printable caterpillar outline cut out for your preschool class? This blank caterpillar template is a great cartoon pattern to have on hand when you read over, The Hungry Caterpillar or if you are looking for a fun and simple craft to teach about circles or the letter c in the alphabet. Click to download and print your copy of our adorable, very hungry caterpillar template.

Free Printable Caterpillar Template

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Most children love watching the transformation from caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly.

If you’re looking for a fun way to teach preschool and kindergarten kids about butterfly life cycle.

Here’s a free printable caterpillar template suitable for kids of all ages.

Making this simple printable caterpillar outline helps your child improve their fine motor skills, focus and creativity.

Cut out the caterpillar shape and use it for coloring, stencil, classroom display and insect craft ideas.

Download the pdf file of this free printable caterpillar clipart.

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Free Printable Caterpillar Template

Free Printable Caterpillar template for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners

Caterpillar Template Materials Needed:

Make your child’s finished caterpillar template a forever memory by laminating it! We use this laminator and cannot express how much we love it! It’s inexpensive and easy to use.

Kids will love seeing how much you adore their art work!


If you’re looking for more printable template ideas for kids, try our Butterfly Template, Caterpillar Craft and Letter C Craft.


Ideas for Caterpillar Template

We list down a few great ideas on how to maximize the use of this free printable cute caterpillar craft template with your kids.

1. Caterpillar Books to Read

If you’re planning to teach the letter /C/ sound and how to write it, be sure to include this free printable caterpillar template.

Provide traceable uppercase and lowercase letter C worksheets to improve your child’s writing skills.

Show your little one the correct way to hold a pencil as they practice tracing.

Look for a follow-up activity to keep the kids interested in learning bugs and insects.

Here’s a list of  caterpillar books for your kids to read:

2. Counting Numbers for Kids

This free printable caterpillar template will help your children learn how to count.

Trace circle shapes on construction paper and cut it out.

Using a black marker, write numbers from 1 to 10 on each circle.

Line up and glue on the circles according to numerical order.

Finish it off by adding the caterpillar’s face, antennae and legs.

Start counting using this preschool learning tool.

Make sure to incorporate counting in your daily routine with your kids to boost their math skills. 


Printable Insect and Bug Templates for Preschoolers, Toddlers and Kindergartners



3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Keep the kids busy and engaged by creating DIY caterpillar paper craft puppets.

Print out this easy printable caterpillar template on a white paper.

Let your toddler or preschooler enjoy the process of coloring this caterpillar template.

If your child is already familiar with using the scissors, encourage them to cut out the caterpillar shape from the printable template.

Use a hot glue gun to attach the popsicle stick to the bottom of the caterpillar craft.

A caterpillar’s primary activity is eating. Here’s a list of printable templates to feed your hungry caterpillar puppet craft.

4. Caterpillar Theme Decoration

It’s always exciting to decorate our children’s bedroom.

My child is fascinated with the movie, “A Bug’s Life.”

Which gave me the idea of turning an ordinary room to a cheerful one using this blank printable caterpillar template.

Put the finished caterpillar craft in a wooden frame and hang it up on their bedroom wall.

Display the caterpillar craft on your little one’s study table.

We are confident that your little kids will gain a lot of knowledge and skills in making this free printable caterpillar outline template.

Printable Insect and Bug Templates for Preschoolers, Toddlers and Kindergartners


Printable Caterpillar Template:


Free Printable Caterpillar template for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners



Take out a pack of crayons and start coloring this blank printable caterpillar b&w template.

Let the little kids decide how they like to decorate their simple paper caterpillar craft using different materials.

If you and your preschoolers love making these cartoon caterpillar patterns, be sure to leave a comment below.

When you have finished, be sure to share your creation on Simple Mom Project’s Facebook Page and follow me on Pinterest!


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More Fun Bug and Insect Templates

Don’t miss out on these fun ideas on how to include this realistic butterfly printable template in your daily life with kids.

Click now for a simple way to teach the letter C in the alphabet, click now to download and print this easy hungry caterpillar craft today! This insect craft is an easy preschool, kindergarten or toddler printable caterpillar craft! Also, use it to learn the life cycle of a butterfly! Options for this caterpillar craft are endless!

Are you looking for a fun, cute and creative way to teach the uppercase letter C? Use this fun preschool free printable cow letter C craft activity. It is an easy way to make learning simple and fun at the same time. Your kindergarten students will also love making this fun printable letter C cow craft.

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