If you’re looking for an easy spring for the kids, then you definitely have to try these Fingerprint Caterpillars. They are so simple, yet so colorful, you can make a whole army in less than half an hour, and they make the perfect spring craft.
We are absolutely fingerprint crafts these days. There’s just something about an art project come to life with your fingertips. We’ve made our beautiful Mother’s Day Fingerprint Flower Bouquet, this fun Fingerprint Sheep Craft, and our Cardboard Roll Stamped Butterflies were made with help from fingerprints, too.
You can make your Fingerprint Caterpillars any bright color you’d like. We made a few multicolor caterpillars, as well. The brighter the color, though, the better it pops off the page.
For our Fingerprint Caterpillars you will need green cardstock, acrylic paint in a variety of bright colors, a white paint marker, a black pen, single hole punch, and scissors.
- Green cardstock
- Acrylic paint – assorted bright colors
- White paint marker
- Black pen
- Single hole punch
Begin by cutting leaf shapes from the green cardstock.
You will want the leaves fairly large to make sure there’s enough room for the caterpillar.
Draw lines on the leaves with the white paint marker. We like using the white paint marker because it just made the green darker without actually turning it white.
Now gather the paints you’ll be using. Dip a finger in the paint and make fingerprints. We liked our caterpillars curving a bit, using 6 or 7 fingerprints.
For the head fingerprint, kind of swirl your finger a bit to make the circle just a little larger than the others. Let the paint dry.
When the caterpillar is dry, use a regular black pen to form antennae. Also, make 2 small dots for the eyes on the side of the head fingerprint.
Finally, punch chew holes all around the leaf with the hole punch.
We had so much fun making our caterpillars, once you make one it’s hard to stop! Be sure to check more of our spring crafts at Our Kid Things!