The Very Hungry Caterpillar Handprints

I love handprints! You can make just about anything out of a handprint or footprint, it makes a lovely memento and is an excellent sensory experience for babies and toddlers. At the moment, the kids absolutely love reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar over and over again, so I thought it would be fun to make our own ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ handprints!

All you need is blue, green and red paint, white paper and a black pen

I painted the palms of their hands green and their fingers blue and then repeatedly printed them in a row on the paper. We did three or four prints. When we had done this (and washed the paint off!), we painted a bright red head for the caterpillar and left the pictures to dry. Once they had dried we drew on antenna and eyes and mouth with black pen.

What do you think?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar handprints



One thought on “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Handprints

  1. I do love this idea! I just bought the hungry caterpillar book this weekend. I will be doing minibeasts as a topic with my minded children in a few months and this will be a great activity to extend our story time and theme. Thank you for sharing xx

    I cant decide which i like more – the hands or feet? Both are so great xx

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