Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Kayleigh's Crafts - Make Your Own Marshmallow Printed Caterpillar


This is a lovely springtime craft for you, a marshmallow printed caterpillar!

To make this yourself, have a look at our YouTube video or follow this step-by-step guide.  

You will need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Marshmallows (big and mini)
  • Glue (optional)

Step 1:

Take a plain bit of paper and draw a background for your caterpillar. Our picture is a blue painted background for the sky with glued shredded paper for the grass. 

Step 2:

Take a big marshmallow and dip it into your green paint. Wipe any drips and then stamp the paint onto your paper. Repeat this step until you have your design caterpillar length. We went for 5 green circles for the body. 

Step 3:

Take a clean big marshmallow and dip it into your red paint. Wipe any drips and then stamp once at the end of your caterpillar body, to create the head. 

Step 4:

Take a small marshmallow and dip it into the green paint. Wipe any drips and then stamp 2 'legs' to every 1 large body segment. 

Step 5:

Once the caterpillar is dry, take a pen and draw on your face and some antennae.  

When you're done... 

Left over marshmallows? Why not glue them above your caterpillar to create some clouds? We used PVA glue to attach 5 mini marshmallows in the pattern below to create our clouds:

Instead of marshmallows, what else can you use to as a stamp for your caterpillar?


We would love to see your finished crafts! 

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