Click Here For Free Blog Backgrounds!!!
Blogaholic Designs

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I just have to share this wonderful activity to go along with Eric Carle's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. My sister made this set for my boys and they just LOVE playing with it. This makes a fantastic gift for a child, or a teacher. Here are the pictures, so you can make your own:
A little egg lay on a leaf.... Pop! Out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.
He ate through: one apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges.....
one piece of chocolate cake, one ice cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, one slice of watermelon.....and one nice green leaf. He built a small house, called a cocoon, around himself.

Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and.......

he was a beautiful butterfly!


Here he is with all the food that he ate.


The caterpillar is made from a soft green sock with googly eyes glued on it. All food pieces are made from felt and glued together with a hot glue gun and details drawn on with a Sharpie marker. The cocoon is sewn together around the edges.

Thanks to my sister for this wonderful idea (which she got from a friend- so, thanks to her friend, as well!).


Head over to I Blame my Mother for more Kid Friendly ideas.









19 comments:

BranFlakes said...

That is SO cute!

Sarah said...

This is ADORABLE!!! What fun my kids would have with it. I have enough felt - I might try to make one myself. Would be a great birthday present as well...or a teacher gift. Thanks for linking to Kid Friendly Friday. Have a nice weekend!

Sherry said...

very neat!

Michelle said...

This is so cute...what a great idea!! Emily and her friends LOVE this book. They would really enjoy this puppet to go along with it!

Lori said...

Now THAT is adorable!!! :)

Juicytots said...

I just chanced across your blog through Twitter. What a fantastic craft project. I am planning a 3rd birthday party for my dd2 and already have all the party supplies, but this would be great as entertainment to go along with reading the kids the story.

i have also found a cake to make so now I am all set!

Infarrantly Creative said...

I love this idea. I think I may steal it for a moms group craft. Thanks...check out my blog I have a lot of tutorials also.

Michie said...

That is really cute. I've never tried to make any felt sets or anything before - I'm kind of intimidated by them for some reason - but this one is so cute!

Cheryl said...

Super cute idea and I like your blog. I'm a fellow crafty homeschooler with 6 & 3 yr old boys and baby girl on the way, so we have a lot in common:)

http://sewcando.blogspot.com

Generic Viagra said...

This is o creative I'll make this at home because I know my children love it, actually I wanna make it with a variation I mean I kind of puppets.

pharmacy said...

This is very good, wow you are very talented at this.

Tammy Apitzsch said...

Great gift idea! My kids are past the hungry caterpillar stage, but I have friends with little ones coming up. Paired with the book, this would make a wonderful birthday gift for the younger ones. Thanks for sharing. Now I need to follow your blog :)

viagra online said...

a great idea! my grandma love to make this kind of adorn, specially for the refrigerator and to decorate the kitchen, anyway I know that she gonna so happy when I tell her about this, thanks a lot.

Sorella Hotel Houston said...

It's awesome blog post here. I have made it more then three times, so funny and beautiful. hope it's became more famous!

Jessica Reed said...

This is amazing!!! I am so not crafty though! Would your sister consider making a set for me??? :)

Anonymous said...

I would love it if your sis could give us some patterns and a tutorial. Such a great idea and I love to read Eric Carle to my kids in preschool.

Jenifer Harrod said...

Our crafter Zoi really liked this idea! She may be trying this soon. But she thought about using construction paper instead of felt because we don't have any. come sheck us out on the web:)

Karyn Tripp said...

I love this so much! I am doing a hungry caterpillar round-up tomorrow & will be featuring your cute project.

teachbesideme.com

Anonymous said...

Great idea. This story likes my daugther. I make it for her. Thanks