One of our favorite children’s books is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. After reading classic stories, we love to create book-inspired crafts for kids. Today, we madeThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Potato Stamped Craft.
How To Make The Very Hungry Caterpillar Potato Stamped Craft:
- White Card Stock
- Small Paper Plates
- Red Paint
- Green Paint
- Yellow Card Stock
- Green Card Stock
- Black Card Stock
- Purple Card Stock
- Corn on the Cob Holders (optional)
- Cut the potato in half. (Adult supervision required!)
- Spread the green paint onto a small paper plate.
- Put a corn on the cob holder in the uncut end of the potato. This is optional but the corn on the cob holder will make it easier for your children to hold the potato.
- Dip the potato into the green paint and firmly press it down onto the piece of white card stock.
- Repeat step 4 about 3 more times to create caterpillar’s body.
- Spread the red paint onto another small paper plate.
- Dip the other half of the potato into the red paint and firmly press it down onto the piece of white card stock next to the green circles for the caterpillar’s head.
- After the paint dries, cut two ovals out of the yellow card stock and glue them onto the red circle for the caterpillar’s eyes.
- Cut two smaller ovals out of the green card stock and glue them on top of the yellow ovals.
- Cut a circle out of the black card stock and glue it onto the red circle for the caterpillar’s nose.
- Cut two long ovals out of the purple card stock and glue them onto the back of the red circle so the ends stick out of the top for the caterpillar’s antenna.
- Cut two feet for each green circle out of the purple card stock ad glue them onto the caterpillar’s body.
Extend The Learning:
Use The Very Hungry Caterpillar and these free printables from Living Life and Learning to teach your children about the life cycle of a butterfly.
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