Hungry Caterpillar Process Art

This easy Hungry Caterpillar Process art project is perfect for preschoolers and elementary aged kids. It gives them a chance to create an adorable picture to go along with story time. I don't know about you, but I love storybook crafts for kids!




This project is perfect for fall. We used fresh apples that were too bruised to eat, and painted these cuties with them. If you have an abundance of apples. maybe you will want to put one to work for this art project.




We have lots of apple crafts on site! 
These cork and button apple trees are a favorite fall craft for kids of all ages.
Corked Stamped Apples are an adorable craft for kids.
Apple Tree Window Clings are a fun budget friendly project.
3D Paper Apples are a good project for using up scrap paper.
Apple Tree Addition makes for a fun way to learn math.



Supplies:
An apple 
Green, red , yellow, black paint.
Paper Plate
A pencil
A knife
Paper


Slice an apple in half
Pour a large dallop of red, green and yellow paint onto a paper plate.
We kind of mixed a little green and yellow together to create a cool effect.
Offer a small drop of black paint.


Offer the child an apple and encourage the child to dip the apple into the paint, and stamp the apple, so that the circles touch one another, going across the page.


Have your child give the caterpillar 4 or 5 segments.
Then encourage the child to dip the other apple half into the red paint and stamp the apple to form the head.


Next, dip the pencil into the black paint and create the eyes and mouth of the caterpillar.
Next, dip the pencil into the yellow paint and finish the eyes.
Now, I know what you are thinking.
Why not use a paintbrush?
Well, we did try that, but it smeared the yellow and black together. We found that the pencil was much easier to work with; and it gave Harper the chance to paint with a non traditional object. We both enjoyed that! You can kind of see in the mouth of the caterpillar that it is a little messy; that was the paint brush. 


Next, grab the stem from the apple and dip it into the green paint.
Give the caterpillar some antennae.
 

 Allow to dry completely. 

Display and enjoy this cute Hungry Caterpillar craft!

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