We read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar today and then did this activity to tie in with the book.
I printed out some butterflies then I placed some finger paints on the table, painting sponges, and some scrunched up paper. (I found the idea for using scrunched up paper at Teach Preschool.)
Pictures of messy hands are always my favorites! I especially love the happy smiles and giggles behind the colorful hands.
When the paintings were dry I cut the butterflies out and hung them up in the house.
Would you like to do this activity? Click the image below of the butterfly’s to print or download the butterfly finger paint pages. This printable was made for A4 paper but if you have paper that is smaller then you can just scale down the percentage during printing.
I am linking this to START (Story + Art). Click here for more START ideas.