We created paintings to go along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar book and talked about the life cycle of butterfly. This is a wonderful story of a caterpillar who emerges from an egg and transforms to a beautiful butterfly. The four stage metamorphosis of the butterfly explained in an adorable way. The book is a real classic covering the days of the week and counting aspects too
After the mother's day stamping fun, we are exploring different materials for stamping. This time we used egg cartons and a round sponge for stamping.
"In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf."
Supplies needed: Poster sheet, Poster colors, Styrofoam tray, Q-tips/Cotton swab, Round sponge
For the night sky, dip Scotch brite sponge in blue paint and make random strokes to cover the whole sheet(you can also use the round sponge). We prefer to use sponge while painting bigger surfaces(as we had done for the Underwater scene).
For the moon, dip a round sponge in paint and Stamp the moon. CJ loves to add facial features. She made a smiley face.
Paint the tree and the leaves. Finally using a q-tip, add the egg on the leaf.
Sun came up and Pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar
Supplies needed: Poster sheet, Poster colors, Styrofoam tray, Egg carton, Round sponge, Paint brush
Cut the egg carton as shown in picture 2, Single ones and three in a row.
Pour blue paint in a Styrofoam container. Dip the flat end of egg carton in paint and stamp it on the paper. Complete the caterpillar body shape.
To give a multicolor look. Pour green paint and stamp again on top of blue prints.
Using single carton, stamp the face of the caterpillar.
Let it dry. Meanwhile paint the sun using the round sponge.
When dry, add the details for the caterpillar like antenna, legs, eyes and nose. CJ created all the details seeing the book. After creating, She said mommy the caterpillar has uncle eyes:-)
He built a small house, called Cocoon, around himself
Using round sponge, Stamp the shape of the cocoon. Add the details of the cocoon.
He was a Beautiful Butterfly
Supplies needed: Egg carton lid, Single egg cartons stamp, Poster color, Styrofoam container, Poster sheet
Outline the wings of the butterfly on the egg carton lid as shown above. Cut along the outline to get the shape of the butterfly. Butterfly stamp ready!
Pour paint in the container. Dip the flat side of the butterfly stamp and print on the paper(as shown below)
Using different colors, stamp again on the butterfly wings to get multicolor.
When dry, paint the body of the butterfly. Using single egg carton, Stamp the head of the butterfly. When dry add the details of the butterfly, eyes, antennae, legs. Using the single egg carton, we painted polka dots on the wings. Colorful butterfly flapping its wings!
CJ arranged the paintings and she read the hungry caterpillar book to her dad. Daddy was very much impressed by her play.