How to Create a Caterpillar Finger Puppet with Ring Pop

a finger puppet made out of a ring pop

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Thank you Ring Pop® for sponsoring this post. Read below for step-by-step instructions to create this fun Ring Pop Party Starter activity!

One of the first things I learned about Super Dad, almost 20 years ago, was that his all-time favorite treat is a Ring Pop. It’s a love he’s passed on to his girls, and they have quickly become our go-to road trip, movie night, or game day treat. So, when we were asked to create our own Ring Pop Party Starter activity, he may have done a happy dance (or two).

two ring pop caterpillar finger puppets

dad and daughter crafting together

If you’re looking for a fun craft to do this summer with your kids, I have one that’s easy and will keep them entertained and happy! With just a few basic supplies, you can turn a Ring Pop into a caterpillar finger puppet, perfect for a sweet puppet show! Once they’re done creating and putting on their little show, they can enjoy a fresh Ring Pop, a treat that makes every get together better.

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This fun caterpillar finger puppet craft can be created again and again. Ring Pop has so many different colors and flavors, you can create a whole cast of characters for your puppet show. Give them names! Write them a story! Make sure they have fun voices! It’s endless amounts of fun (not to mention, will always have a sweet ending).

You can even grab a cardboard box and create a stage! Turn it into a full production. It’s the perfect activity for a party or playdate.

a finger puppet made out of a ring pop

a finger puppet made out of a ring pop

supplies you'll need to make a ring pop caterpillar finger puppet

how to attach a pipe cleaner to the bottom of a ring pop

attaching a pipe cleaner to a ring pop

hand wearing a ring pop with a pipe cleaner attached

Supplies You’ll Need

  • Your favorite Ring Pop flavor (we chose blue raspberry and watermelon)
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Pom Poms
  • Hot Glue
  • Candy Eyes

step by step how to make a ring pop caterpillar

How to Create a Ring Pop Caterpillar Finger Puppet

  1. Select and unwrap your favorite Ring Pop flavor.
  2. Choose a pipe cleaner and tightly wrap it around the top of the ring part of your Ring Pop (closest to the base) to secure it.
  3. Select your pom pom colors and line them up in the order you want your caterpillar to be.
  4. Add a small amount of hot glue to the bottom of the first pom pom and attach to the top of the pipe cleaner (closest to your Ring Pop).
  5. Once that’s cooled, continue to add the rest of your pom poms, one at a time, in the same manner. We chose to use 8 pom poms in a variety of sizes, but how long your caterpillar is, is totally up to you.
  6. Once you’ve added all of your pom poms, curl the remaining pipe cleaner so that it resembles a pom pom.
  7. Take two candy eyes and stick them to the top of your Ring Pop. They should stick on their own. You may notice that the lollipop gem top of your Ring Pop forms a smile for your little caterpillar. Adorable, isn’t it?!
  8. Place the ring on your finger and shape the caterpillar to go up your arm.
  9. Once your friends and family have created their very own caterpillar finger puppet, you can all put on your very own caterpillar puppet show!

If you love our idea, make sure to check out all of the Ring Pop Party Starters. They have a bunch of creative ways to have fun with Ring Pop. 

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  1. That’s a wonderful and creative idea to do with the kids. It’s been a while since we bought a ring pop and it brings back memories.

  2. That is too cute. Kids would love this fun idea. Gonna check this out for my niece who love creative things like this.

  3. How adorable! My son would love to make something like this. I have yet to introduce a ring pop to him, but this would be a great way to do so.

  4. omg these are so cute!!! Amazing DIY to do with the kids, I love it!!! So much fun…Thanks for the awesome idea.

  5. My kids like Ring Pops a lot. This looks like a fun way to give them a candy they like and can have fun with instead of eating the candy all the time.

  6. This looks so fun and cute, I love how creative you are making this. MY kids would love this for sure.

  7. This is such a cute craft with a delicious treat as well! I love how easy it is to make with a few simple ingredients.

  8. Loving the colorful ideas of this treat. We love ring pops and making something like this looks FUN! I would love my kids to try this out. I’m sure they will love it!

  9. Ooh this is a fun little idea. It ended up so cute. I didn’t know you could do this, such a creative idea.

  10. This is so cute and creative! I would have loved this when I was a kid. I would still love it now as an adult!

  11. These are adorable! Unfortunately, I bet my boys would be eating the ring pops instead of making the craft, lol. My daughters were always much better at crafts!

  12. Those are so adorable! What a wonderful idea. I just love it. I’m going to make some of these with my daughters. They love crafts and these would be perfect.

  13. I used to love ring pops because i felt all grown up next to my mom who was wearing her diamonds. 😉 the caterpillar is such a fun idea!!

  14. This is such a great idea. We love Ring Pops and have them often. Heck, I even like them as a grown adult!

  15. Ring pops are my favorite candy from childhood. I’d probably be eating one while doing my craft, LOL!

  16. Oh this is so adorable! My daughter would absolutely love to do this. Love the idea of putting on a puppet show with them.