How to Create a Caterpillar Finger Puppet with 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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  • Lily
    June 29, 2020

    I would of never thought to do this with a ring pop with kids. Fun project I grew up on these!

  • Bre Paulson
    June 27, 2020

    What a fun idea! My daughter is obsessed with Ring Pops.

  • Lyanna Soria
    June 27, 2020

    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.
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  • Pati Robins
    June 27, 2020

    aww such a fun and creative idea ! also love the stunning images x

  • Paris Chanel
    June 27, 2020

    I am loving this creativity! I am going to have to try this with my nephew.
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  • katrina Kroeplin
    June 27, 2020

    this is such a cute activity. i have to show my 7 year old. she would love it.

  • Elizabeth O
    June 26, 2020

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

  • Lisa
    June 26, 2020

    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.

  • chad
    June 26, 2020

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

  • Janeane James
    June 26, 2020

    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.

  • Mudpiefridays
    June 26, 2020

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

  • Elicitfolio
    June 26, 2020

    These are so cute! I’m going to get supplies today and try this with my niece this weekend!

  • Sharon
    June 26, 2020

    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.

  • Moni
    June 26, 2020

    They are so cute and easy to make. I will try them with my nieces.

  • Rosey
    June 26, 2020

    What a fun new twist for an old favorite. This would be fun to do in my classroom as well.

  • Joyce
    June 26, 2020

    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!
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  • Jay Aguirre
    June 26, 2020

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

  • Nkem
    June 26, 2020

    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!

  • Catalina
    June 26, 2020

    wow! This finger puppet is so fun! I need to show this to my kid! He will love it for sure!

  • Sherry
    June 26, 2020

    This is such a cute idea. My kids loved Ring Pops when they were young.

  • Toni
    June 26, 2020

    Oh wow! What a fun idea That is so cute!

  • Marie Phillips
    June 26, 2020

    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!
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  • Marisa
    June 25, 2020

    This is such a fun project!!! I know a few little ones that would love doing this!!!

  • Kathy
    June 25, 2020

    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.

  • Bruce Schinkel
    June 25, 2020

    So fun! I can’t wait to share this idea with my nieces and nephews!
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  • Joy
    June 25, 2020

    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!!

  • Amber Myers
    June 25, 2020

    This is such a great idea. We love Ring Pops and have them often. Heck, I even like them as a grown adult!
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  • Marta
    June 25, 2020

    Ring pops are my favorite candy from childhood. I’d probably be eating one while doing my craft, LOL!
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  • Claire
    June 25, 2020

    Such a great idea. I bet the children love making these 🙂

  • Talya
    June 25, 2020

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

  • Tara Pittman
    June 25, 2020

    This is so cute. This would be a perfect craft for a camping trip with my boys
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  • Lisa Favre
    June 25, 2020

    Oh my goodness – how adorable is this?! My son would have a blast with making this with me!
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  • Brianne
    June 25, 2020

    That’s a cute little idea. Kids always love to play with their food, so I think this is perfect.
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