(1) Double-thread the needle with 2 feet of thread for every 9 pompoms. The extra can be used to make smaller ones.
Step 2: Choose your colors
Pick 9 medium sized pompoms from the bag for a standard sized caterpillar. (1) Arrange them in the pattern of your choosing.
Step 3: Stringing
(1) String the first pompom onto the thread, this will be the head.(2) Continue adding pompoms. (3) Finished stringing!
Step 4: Spacing, tieing, and accessorizing!
Space the pompoms apart a tiny little bit. You want the caterpillar to be loose, but the thread should be hidden. (1) Cut the thread and tie it off with a quadruple knot. *Optional: Cut a feather to the right length and stick it in between the head and the 2nd pompom for a crest!
Step 5: The moment of truth...
(1) All done! (2) Now you can make a whole family! Use 10 large for a big one, or 7 small for a little one.