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)
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!
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.