The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Card

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Card

Posted 2017-09-16 by My Splendid Familyfollow
Why should fingers have all the fun? This 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' birthday card uses toe prints to create the caterpillar. With just a little help, even the youngest of children can produce this great looking birthday card.



Time: 1 hour
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
  • Non-toxic washable paint in red, green, and yellow
  • Baby wipes for cleaning toes
  • Paintbrush
  • Card
  • Cotton-buds
  • Felt-pen in brown and blue
  • Alphabet stamps and stamp pad
  • Scissors
  • Glue

  • Method



  • Using a paint brush, paint the bottom of a big toe red, and the bottom of the remaining four toes green. Use plenty of paint so the paint won't dry out and the print will be strong.



  • Print the toes on some card. (I found it a more forgiving approach to print on card that you cut out and glue to the actual birthday card - if the printing doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a card.)
  • When the toe print is dry (a hairdryer can speed things up), use the brown felt-pen to draw legs and the blue felt-pen to draw antennae.



  • Use a cotton bud to print two yellow eyes.



  • Use a cotton bud to print a green mouth and green pupils for the eyes.



  • Print out "Happy Birthday" using the alphabet stamps.
  • Fold a piece of card to make a birthday card. Make sure it will fit in an envelope if you are using one.
  • Cut out the Hungry Caterpillar and the "Happy Birthday" message. Arrange and glue on the card.

  • Categories
    #easy
    #under_5 's
    #birthday_card
    #greeting_card
    #paint
    #caterpillar
    #animals
    #printing
    #stamping
    #footprint

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    Tags

    Easy
    5_to_10s
    Under_5s
    Any_age
    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
    Recycled
    Paint
    Christmas
    Greeting_card
    Decoration
    Fun_food
    Easter
    Animals
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