toe print caterpillars

sometimes I like to flirt with insanity

We have been reading, rereading, and retelling Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar this week.  


You just can't read  The Very Hungry Caterpillar  without enjoying a cool art project.  This year I found a project on Pinterest (Classified Mom) that I just could not resist.  Even though it was flirting with insanity. 


 

First job was to paint the kidlets' toes.  



Shoes and socks off AND allowed to sit on the table.  It's a pretty cool day!

Painted toes onto a paper.  


What I thought was cool was the kidlets desire to wash the paint off each other's toes.  They had to organize themselves into washing and drying teams.  How often do you get your foot washed by three people and then towel dried by two!?!


I could not keep from smiling when I saw the caterpillars. They were just too cute.  We called them toe-pillars.


Adding some final touches.


And you have the cutest caterpillars that you ever did see. 


happy toe painting



            

21 comments

  1. This is such a cute idea for the kiddos!! :) I especially love how one of the caterpillars is on the flower from "A Tiny Seed"!!!

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    1. My students did the Tiny Seed project with my student teacher a few weeks ago. I think the caterpillars look fabulous on the leaf. Some of the students want their caterpillars on a tree with their Grouchy Ladybugs. Oh well!

      sandi

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  2. love this! pinning
    Thanks for sharing! saw this on share it Saturday

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  3. Those are adorable!!
    Saw it on Teach Beside Me and had to click! Pinning it now!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for pinning.

      sandi

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  4. My Kinders are dying to have their toes painted. I love how you added the flowers. I am just trying to imagine how to fit it in. Thanks, Liz

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  5. The flowers were a student teacher project from a couple of weeks ago. It just worked perfectly with the caterpillars. Love serendipity!

    sandi

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  6. Awwww! These are just too cute, Sandi! Pinning!

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  7. Those are absolutely adorable!! I might try it outside:)

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  8. I love flirting with insanity! These are toe cute!!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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  9. They are definitely the cutest caterpillars I have ever seen! Thanks for linking up to Share It Saturday!
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

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  10. Those are magnificent!! I wonder if it would work with my dog toes? I may have to try!

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  11. these are so so cute!! I will be pinning this and doing this with my son -- I love literature-based activities/art like this :) -Amy @ Wildflower Ramblings

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  12. Those are simply darling! I am definitely doing this with my kids next time we pull out The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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  13. So sweet! My kids would love this...but we will definitely do this outside :)

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  14. Oh, how adorable!! And I love the foot washing and drying too! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  15. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. I love how cute these are!

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  17. Love this idea! how cute the caterpillars are!

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  18. Awww...so cute! Thanks for linking these little toe prints up at the Thoughtful Spot!

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