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How to Draw a Caterpillar with the Sketchin’ Tech

Sketchin’ Tech is a fun, family-friendly drawing show on YouTube where you can draw all kinds of bugs. Some bugs are beneficial, some bugs are pests, but all are fascinating and fun to draw!     

In this episode, we will learn how to draw a cute little caterpillar. These colorful, sometimes fuzzy insects will become moths or butterflies when they grow into their next stage. 

So, get your art supplies ready, and watch this video to start drawing.

Parents, here are some fun facts about caterpillars you can share with your kids:

Scientists sometimes call caterpillars “Eating Machines” because of how much they eat. They have to eat and grow a lot before making a cocoon to become a butterfly. They like to eat plants like leaves, grasses, and flowers. 

Close-up of striped oakworm eating oak leaf. Anisota Peigleri

To avoid being eaten by predators, some caterpillars have lots of hairs, making them look fuzzy. Some will even play dead to look unappetizing to birds and other animals that would eat them.

Yellow Bear Caterpillar or Virginian Tiger Moth Larva - Ontario, Canada

Caterpillars breathe through small holes called spiracles – just like butterflies!

Many caterpillars are nocturnal, meaning they are awake during the night and sleep during the day.

Caterpillars have almost 4,000 muscles in their bodies! When you watch them crawl, you can see why they need so many. 

But are caterpillars helpful, or are they pests? It depends on how you look at them. They are beneficial once they become pollinating butterflies, but before they turn, if you have a lot of them eating your garden, they might seem like a pest. At Fox Pest Control, we like to leave them alone unless they are invading your home. Our Home Protection Plan puts a barrier around your house, keeping crawling things out. 

Thanks for joining the Sketchin’ Tech! We can’t wait to draw with you again!

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