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C Is for Caterpillar Handprint Craft

C Is for Caterpillar Handprint Craft

C is for caterpillar! Help your toddler learn about the letter C by making a fun caterpillar handprint craft.

Materials

  • Green, blue, red, and brown nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some green paint and some blue paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of green paint on your child’s palm and a second cotton ball to spread a thin layer of blue paint on your child’s fingers excluding the thumb.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers open and down onto the paper. Repeat for a total of three handprints side by side. Reapply the paint as needed.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s palm.
  7. Press the red palm print above one of the end green and blue handprints.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
  9. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s fingertip.
  11. Press two brown fingertip prints into the center of the red palm print and two brown fingertip prints on top of the red palm print.
  12. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  13. Use a paintbrush to paint “C is for caterpillar” in red on the paper.

Green, Blue, Red and Brown Acrylic Paint Three Handprints with Green Palms and Blue Fingers

Adding One Red Palm Print to the Green and Blue Handprints Adding Four Brown Fingertip Prints to the Red Palm Print

Finished C Is for Caterpillar Handprint Craft Completed C Is for Caterpillar Handprint Craft

For more fun insect crafts, try my A Is for Ant Paper Plate Craft, B Is for Bumblebee Paper Plate Craft, B Is for Bumblebee Footprint Craft, and L Is for Ladybug Footprint Craft.

Image Credits

C Is for Caterpillar Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Green, Blue, Red and Brown Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Three Handprints with Green Palms and Blue Fingers © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding One Red Palm Print to the Green and Blue Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Four Brown Fingertip Prints to the Red Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished C Is for Caterpillar Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed C Is for Caterpillar Handprint Craft © 2017 Heather Johnson

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