Cut a couple small potatoes and get to stamping our adorable Potato Stamped Hungry Hungry Caterpillar! This is a great craft and art project after reading the book, during an Eric Carle art lesson, or while learning about butterflies.
You can make your caterpillar after the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar, or go crazy with colors. That way, it’s also a fun way to learn about colors, too. So it’s a teachable moment all around.
Make the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar with Potato Stamps
To make our Potato Stamped Hungry Hungry Caterpillars you will need small potatoes. We used red potatoes, but baby reds or even fingerlings would work well, too.
The remainder of the supplies include white paper, acrylic paints, small googly eyes, and a black marker.
Hungry Hungry Caterpillar Craft Supplies Needed
- Small potatoes
- White paper
- Acrylic paint – red, dark green, light green, black, assorted colors
- Googly eyes, small
- Black marker
Potato Stamped Caterpillar Step by Step Directions
Begin by cutting the potatoes in half.
You will need one half of a potato for every color used.
Now, spread paint on a flat surface. We like to use paper plates. Dip a cut potato in a color of paint.
And stamp on a white sheet of paper. To get the most space on our white paper, we flipped it diagonally.
Continue stamping with more colors until your caterpillar is formed. To make nice circular shapes, we rotated the potato stamp in a circle while still pressed against the paper.
Once your caterpillar is made, use a black marker to form an antennae and legs.
Then, dip a finger in black paint and press in place to make the caterpillar’s mouth.
Finally, adhere googly eyes.
Now make another caterpillar with fun, random colors, too! We love this craft and hope you will, too!
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More Back to School Crafts
Also see our Alphabet Caterpillars, Apple Fingerprint Worm Craft, Paper Plate Apple Frame, and our Googly Eyed Cereal Snack Mix Bags to name just a few of our many fun Back to School crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!