Watercolor Caterpillar

Caterpillar+diagram-1024x943A good lesson for kindergarteners on up. Reading “A Very Hungry Caterpillar” before drawing is recommended.

1. Students draw about 7 vertical lines in the middle of a sheet of watercolor paper.
2. Starting on the top left, show them how to “jump” from top to top to connect the lines with curves.
3. Repeat the “jumping” line on the bottom to enclose the body.
4. Add feet, tail and head.
5. Trace all of the pencil lines with a dark crayon.
6. Fill in caterpillar with liquid watercolor paint, and add a background color.