Spring is the best time to make a caterpillar craft! Whether for an insect unit, an activity to accompany the Very Hungry Caterpillar or just for fun at home or school this fun and easy potato masher craft to is a great way to celebrate spring.
This spring craft for toddlers and preschoolers involves one thing your kids will love and one thing they already do – painting with a potato masher and The Very Hungry Caterpillar! It is a great activity on its own or as part of any caterpillar and butterfly units for spring!
Here’s what you’ll need to create your own Potato Masher Caterpillar :
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- Green and red Washable Kids Paints
- Green, yellow Construction Paper
- Rounded Potato Masher
- Bowls for the paint
Easy Directions to Make a Potato Masher Caterpillar
Gather your supplies.
Dip the potato masher into the green paint (make sure the entire surface is covered in paint so that it stamps a full circle) and stamp it five times on the blue construction paper to make the body.
Clean the potato masher in warm soapy water or with a wipe. Dip it into the red paint (make sure the entire surface is covered in paint so that it stamps a full circle) and stamp it once at the top of the caterpillar body to make the head.
Making the Caterpillar Eyes
Using the scissors cut out 2 small yellow ovals for the outer part of the caterpillar eyes. Then 2 smaller green ovals for the center of the caterpillar eyes.
Glue the eyes to the red caterpillar head.
Using a marker or sharpie, add two antenna to its head and little legs to its body.
This caterpillar craft for kids made the perfect activity for spring or anytime we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
WILL YOU MAKE A POTATO MASHER CATERPILLAR WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE? Pin it for later!