Very Hungry Caterpillar finger painting

Very Hungry Caterpillar finger painting

Fingerprint art and handprint art can be a cute and memorable way to mark your child's growth through the years. This Very Hungry Caterpillar finger painting is also a fun Book Week craft idea.

What you need:

  • red paint
  • green paint
  • yellow paint
  • blue paint
  • 1 x large sheet of white paper
  • 4 x fingers
  • 1 x thumb

Number of players:


Load up your toddler's fingers with green paint. Make the caterpillar's body with green fingerprints.

Use a red thumbprint as the caterpillar's head.

Draw in the antennae, legs, eyes and mouth with a black marker pen.

Add a yellow sun in one corner and colourful fingerprint flowers along the bottom of the page.

You could also add fingerprint versions of all the food the caterpillar munches through.

Now quickly grab your toddler and wash her hands before she fingerprints your whole house!


  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.


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