Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine Candy Caterpillar (Tutorial)

Greetings everyone,

Well here in the Northwest we have certainly had some wild weather, over seven inches of snow on the ground and then if that was not bad enough mother nature decided why not add a layer of ice. 

When I first saw the Poppy Stamp Cute Caterpillar die I thought wouldn't this be a fun project for kids.  All I did was paint a wooden clothes pin, filled a snack/sandwich bag with M & M peanuts and die cut and coated the caterpillar with my favorite Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer.  To assemble after filling the bag I pinched it in the center with the clothes pin and attached the caterpillar.  You could make these for Easter and fill it with yellow and green candies.  Oh course any of the candies that tried to escape the bag were eaten.

PS If you want to create the elongated body cut a thin strip of paper and glue the caterpillar pieces to it.

Enjoy Diane

Martha Stewart Black High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint (for clothespin)
Wooden Clothespins
Ziploc Snack or Sandwich bag (for candy wings)
Poppy Stamp Cute Caterpillar (center of clothespin)
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer (to coat caterpillar)
Candy of your choice


  1. Diane, this is just too cute. I'm sure a lot of people will be making these. Hope you put it on Splitcoaststampers. Thanks for letting us know how to make these.

  2. So cute and creative! Love that little caterpillar's face - looks just like one! Love it!
    Hope y'all get some warmer weather soon! Snow and then ice doesn't sound like fun at all!

  3. What a fantastic project, the kind of thing that kids just love doing.
    Love that Oh! So! darned cute caterpillar
    I would not get many made...........I would be eating the sweets .
    We have snow but not quite as bad as yours yet!!!!!
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xxx

  4. A gorgeous make Diane, just the perfect lil' gift.

    Donna x

  5. What a fab idea! we had a fluttering of snow but its gone now thank goodness huggles Sue xx

  6. What a great idea, and the caterpillar is fab, hugs Kate x

  7. Hello Diane, this is a great fun project, I think you have created something different for my butterfly dies. xx Flora

  8. Such a marvellous little gift and great idea. Fantastic cards on your blog. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

  9. hi Diane, paying you a visit in return, thank you for your comment.
    What a fantastic project, brilliant idea caterpillar on a peg, with bag filled with sweets.
    pam x

  10. such a cute and creative idea, love it!

  11. What a fun and yummy craft idea! The caterpillar is flipping adorable!

  12. What an adorable and 'sweet' butterfly!! They will love you and the butterfly's wings of course!!!

  13. Hi Diane what a fabulous way to use the caterpillar die - very ingenious! Very tasty too lol, Susan x

  14. This is a great project for the kids to do, they are off school for half term so need things to keep them from playing on iPads . Then again no sweets would get in the bags they would be eating them. Hope that ice goes soon. Hazel x

  15. Hi Diane this is a great project for little girls, love your butterfly with the added bonus of a treat too. Super idea.
    Hugs Erika.

  16. Oh, my! A new idea! This is so darling!

  17. How cute is this guy?!! :) I don't know if I'd be able to eat him without feeling bad! :)


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