Thursday, March 25, 2010

stART--The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For this weeks stART project, we enjoyed the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
This is the perfect springtime book. It celebrates the little caterpillar as it eats its way through the book, and then becomes a very beautiful butterfly.
I found these great story sequencing cards at DLTK crafts.
I just love these cards. Our book came with a cd, so I have tucked these cards right into the cd pocket in the book, so that they are always handy.
For a craft to accompany this book we made our own version of the handprint butterfly.
Each of the kids picked their own color of construction paper for the butterfly's body.
I traced the head and body shapes onto the construction paper so the littles could cut it out themselves.
Big google eyes and pipe cleaner antenna finish the head and body.
The next step was the messy step. Let the littles stamp 4 handprints onto cardstock.
Kimmy is an expert 3 year old cutter.

Kimmy's beautiful butterfly!
Let your handprints dry and then cut them out into wing shapes.
Glue the handprints onto the back of the butterfly's body.
You can be done with your butterflies at this point, but these are such special butterflies, I decided to have the kids embellish them
We used peel and stick foamie shapes to decorate our butterflies.

Our finished butterflies.
Check our more stART projects over at A Mommy's Adventures.


Raising a Happy Child said...

Beautiful! I am impressed that Kimmie can cut so well.

sbswtp said...

What pretty butterflies! I love handprint art :)

Michelle said...

These came out so cute, I love hand print butterflies and this is one of Emily's favorite books.

Thank you for linking up to stART :0)

Cheryl Lage said...

I want to make a butterfly now! My kids may be a bit big, but I am hoping I can convince them to do these this weekend...Eric Carle is inspiring...and you are too!

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

These are adorable!

Anne said...

What a great project. This is always a favorite book at our house!

Rhonda said...

Those are just so cute. Great job guys!

jennwa said...

Those butterflies are beautiful. Hand print art is always so fun.

Rebecca said...

Those are sooo cute!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The butterflies came out so well!

Jolly Green Mommy said...

Very cute project. I love this type of project. And a great match for the book!

Miller Moments said...

These are adorable! I'm so happy to have found your great ideas.

Ms Debbie said...

I love it . We are doing the Very Hungry Caterpillar next week so I can use it ! Thanks !