Can you imagine my smile when I saw this too cute for words handprint caterpillar craft my preschooler made in class that day?! I absolutely love it! You could even change the colors to match The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
How to make the Handprint Caterpillar
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- kids paint
- googly eyes
- construction paper
Since it is made with handprints from his right hand, I am going to assume that the teacher painted his fingers with blue and his palm with green, then stamped it on the paper. They started with the head print. To make it, omit painting the thumb, pinky finger, and middle finger. Make the print with the fingertips pointing up.
Next, make 4 or more handprints total for the body. This time, you will omit just the thumb and make the prints with the fingers pointed downwards. Optional: add the thumbprint on the last handprint.
Finish by adding googly eyes and a cheerful smile made from red construction paper.
*Update: After talking with his teacher for this craft, she said that usually she makes a longer caterpillar using 2 pages. Bet that looks awesome too!
Pair this craft with the must read kids book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We love this book! It's great for babies+ and is a popular with kids, parents, and teachers. It's written by the famous author, Eric Carle, who is known for his unique illustrations and technique. Follow the Very Hungry Caterpillar on his food journey as he tries to get full, but is still hungry after eating so many things. Kids will love the surprise ending!
This book introduces counting and repetition for the youngest of kids. It's interactive with holes that kids can use for counting how many things the caterpillar ate. The book also introduces kids to the days of the week and the life cycle of a butterfly.
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Big Brother: 5 yrs old