Friday, 14 May 2010

stART - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Since most of the stuff we have been doing this week is inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle I thought that it would be a good idea to link up to the stART project over at A Mommy's Adventures.

At  the start of the week I wrote this post about what we intended to do with the book.Here are some of the things  we actually did.
A decided to be very literal.
B was a bit bemused by the caterpillar though the holes stuff...and mummy discovered how hard it is to take a decent picture at arms length whilst reading a story and balancing a book!
We decided that it would be easier to make a butterfly mobile rather than a food mobile.  I cut out plain butterfiles from blank white paper.
B coloured some along with the table

R coloured others

A decided he wanted his own mobile with bees instead

We laminated the coloured butterfiles.  R helped by cutting them out then we hole punched top and bottom and attached some string.

the end result looked brilliant.

For more ideas check out 
over at  A Mommy's Adventures.


  1. I love the mobile. How wonderful!

  2. I had never thought about using a pipe cleaner to represent the caterpillar while reading the story. Very creative.

  3. My daughter would love sticking pipe cleaners in the book, I never thought of that!

  4. I love the idea to put a pipe cleaner through the holes in the book!

  5. Very pretty - how neat it is that one project combines the artwork from all the kids.