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Letter of the week – Cc is for Caterpillar Balloon Painting

Inigo loves painting and playing balloons. I thought the balloon caterpillar painting would be a great idea to do for our letter of the week series. 

We’ve done a lot of activities for our Cc is for caterpillar so I guess injecting some messy free art activity would be our best bet! For our Cc for Caterpillar Art Session involves two things Inigo love- painting with balloons and The Very Hungry Caterpillar!


  • Balloons
  • Markers
  • Googly eyes
  • Popsicle sticks 
  • Glue
  • Green, Blue and Red Tempera Paint

How to Make the Balloon Painted Caterpillar Craft

  • Squeeze tempera paints onto a paper plate or other surface that’s easily accessible to little hands. We used red, green, and a dab of blue.
  • Dip the balloon into the paint and stamp them onto your paper to create a caterpillar.
  • Use a black marker or crayon to draw legs.
  • Cut off small pieces of purple craft stick and glue onto your caterpillar for antennae.
  • Add some googly eyes to your caterpillar. 

So naturally we spent an entire day discussing not only the book but caterpillars too! 


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