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As a mom of two young children, I’m always looking for creative ways to occupy them so I can get some chores done or just lie down for a few minutes.


Similar to my cootie catchers, these little clothespin caterpillars are simple, crafty, and can easily burn an hour or so on a rainy afternoon.

You will need:

  • Clothespins
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pompoms
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Remember to give your caterpillar a backstory! Mine’s named George Stewart, and he starts every morning by reading “The New Yorker.”

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Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. 
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