Mermaids` Makings

Busy Caterpillars

Reading about Eric Carle`s birthday over at “An Amazing Child” was a good reminder that it was time to take out one of our favorite books again. This was when we first met The Very Hungry Caterpillar. During the year we have read a few other books either written by Eric Carle, or simply just illustrated by him… including “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” I love Eric Carle’s illustrations. They are so clear, simple and cute.

So we made similar caterpillars to the ones we made a year ago. But this time we drew the caterpillars rather than cutting them out from coloured paper. After colouring in these two cute creatures we cut them out and glued two lollipop sticks onto one of them and two drinking straws onto the other. The other`s legs were just too long for lollipop sticks. But the straws worked well too. Now we had two caterpillar puppets ready to play with!

They crawled quickly into the garden to check  their veggies and flowers. First of all they had to say hello to the Brown Bear of course. The brown bear is made of coloured tissue paper. Just like Eric Carle does!


After greeting the Brown Bear it was time to check on the dill plants…

Followed by the carrots and coriander…

And the potatoes…

And tomatoes…

And peas…

Not to forget the sunflowers…

And the pretty flowers in the hanging basket!

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Go over to “An Amazing Child” and see what wonderful craft other people have made based on Eric Carle`s work.

5 comments on “Busy Caterpillars

  1. mermaid
    June 28, 2011

    Thank you all!
    JDaniel4`s Mom- sorry your comment went into the spam folder.. so I saw it just now. Will check out your meme. Thanks.

  2. Marilena Linardatou
    June 26, 2011

    I love the idea of adding the caterpillars in the garden.
    The patterns are beautiful.

  3. Great way to decorate the garden!
    My youngest son’s favorite Eric Carle book right now is Have You Seen My Cat? We made our own book with Eric Carle Style illustrations to celebrate Eric Carle’s Birthday. Hope you can come check it out:
    http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2011/06/happy-birthday-eric-carle-june-25.html

  4. JDaniel4's Mom
    June 24, 2011

    They look like they had a wonderful time exploring your yard! I love their bright colors.

    I would love for you to link in to my weekly children’s book exploring meme called Read.Explore.Learn.

  5. maryanne
    June 21, 2011

    LOVE your pictures, and the caterpillars are so cute and colorful!

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