DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Kim sent in a craft suggestion and somewhere along the line, it
turned into this *grin*...
This is a wonderful, yet simple craft for young children.
characters Activities for instructions on how to make the various images.
- couple colours of tempra or finger paint (we used 2, but you could
use more... just remember, you only have 2 thumbs so if you use more, you'll have to wash
off in between colors)
- black marker
- Make thumbprints on the paper. You can see in the photo that we
- a thumbprint caterpillar with alternating colors.
- a thumbprint flower (4 prints for the petals and 2 prints for the
- a thumbprint butterfly (4 prints of the same color).
- a thumbprint sun (a whole bunch of prints in a circle).
- a thumbprint bush (prints in a bunch) and
- thumbprint grass (prints in a row)
- you can also use single thumbprints (younger kids) and draw bug
legs/faces on them.
- Kitty adds: for less experienced crafters, make small pencil
marks on the paper to help guide them as to where they should be putting their thumbprints
-- this helps with their hand/eye coordination, direction following skills and gets the
caterpillars to look like caterpillars!
- Let dry.
- Take your black marker and draw legs a face on the caterpillar, a
stem and center on the flower, and a body and antenna on the butterfly.
Printable version of