Thursday, October 27, 2011

22 The Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired food creations

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If you have or had young kids at home, you probably are familiar with the famous kid's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

This after school snack for my son was made from Babybel cheese, green apple, a little piece of cheese slice and fruit leather. Pretty fun and healthy, isn't it?

Also, check out these The Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired food creations I found:

The Hungry Caterpillar's snack idea from Gourmet Mom On The Go

Cute caterpillar cookies from Cake Walk

A set of The Very Hungry Caterpillar cookies from Kneadacookie on Flickr

Paint your caterpillar on royal icing. From Life's a Batch
What a fun edible craft!

Buy personalized chocolate covered Oreo caterpillar cookies for 2.25 each from Parties "r" Personal
Mini sandwiches for The Very Hungry Caterpillar party from Mini Mocha
The Very Hungry Caterpillar cupcakes from Coco Cake

Caterpillar cake pops from Be Different Act Normal. What a fun and creative idea!

Muffin tin snack- caterpillar style from The Masked Mommy

The Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday cake from Sugarypink via Cake Central

The Very Hungry Caterpillar cupcake from Marie's via Flickr
The Very Hungry Caterpillar party ideas from Meet the Dubiens

Caterpillar bento from Luckysundae on Flickr
Isn't it the cutest lunch box idea?

Red and green pepper caterpillar from The Daily Grind

Learn how to make fondant caterpillar with Bronnie Bakes

Here is another option! Apple cake from Here Comes Baby

The Very Hungry Caterpillar cupcakes from The Icing On The Cake

Hungry caterpillar cake pops from And Everything Sweet

Everything you need for The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme birthday party!
From Polk a Dots and Puppies

The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme party from Hana Lynch

At last, check out this hungry caterpillar sushi from Anna The Red
Wish I can order something like this in a Japanese restaurant!

Not food, but too cute to pass!
Plate, bowl and mug set from

The Very Hungry Caterpillar lunch box via maki on Flickr

Lunch bag and water bottle from Navigate

Buy The Very Hungry Caterpillar backpack here

The Very Hungry Caterpillar party invitations from Pottery Barn Kids
What a super fun idea!

Fun Hungry Caterpillar craft project for toddler from It Mom

The very hungry egg carton caterpillar from Isle Tri 

Super cute caterpillar costume for baby from Etsy

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  1. I did a hungry caterpillar lunch for my Little Miss back in September when they were reading it in class :)

  2. Those are amazing, Tiffany! Love each and every one of them.
    Have shared on facebook.

  3. Amazing! What fantastic ideas. I love your post and I REALLY love the caterpillar sushi!

  4. Complimenti sono originalissimi!

  5. Thank you! I needed a break of Halloween too. Love the very hungry caterpillar!

  6. So cute!! I love it! I think I will try and do the first one with my son. He loves the book.

  7. Hi Keeley, thank you for sharing the link. I love your caterpillar sandwich idea!

    Hi Please do not feed the animals, haven't seen you for a while. It's nice to see you back!

    To Molly, Yes, the sushi caterpillar idea is brilliant. Looks so yummy too!

    Hi Jill, thank you thank you thank you ^,^

    Dear Ietizia, thank you for the comment.

    To Heidi, me too! Kinda tired of Halloween stuff. I've seen too many eye balls, spiders, ghosts......lately.

    Hi Sook, my son is 6 already and he still brings the book out once a while. He was happy to see this caterpillar snack :D Give it a try. Maybe your son will love it too!

  8. There are some wonderful ideas here, thanks for sharing, makes me want to do another party!

  9. I would love to have a Hungry Caterpillar party too, but I don't think my son will appreciate it. He wants something "cool" on his party :(

  10. Compared to all the amazing above I made an almost embarrassing simple version (cultural difference?)for my sons 10th. birthday treat.
    Nice to do with the kids, without any difficult frosting. Greetings from plain Holland.

  11. Hi Gerry/Gewoon, thank you for sharing your ideas with us. I do love your simple caterpillar cookie idea. I like it that you don't even need a cookie cutter!

  12. I love this post. Your cattapillar is great, but also the other web suggestions are great.
    I'm gone try your idea, but than with babybel and cucumber.
    By the way, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!

  13. Thank you so much. I did enjoy reading through your blog!

  14. I can't wait to try some of these ideas!

  15. You blog is amazing, I can't tell you how many ideas I've used or plan to use, and I just found it a week ago!

    I just did an Eric Carle inspired post on my blog and had to mention your adorable post!

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  16. Thank you so much for the comment.
    Btw, I love your book review blog!

  17. Hi Angry Bird, thank you for dropping by :D

  18. I agree with you, It's such a cute and amazing food for kids.I think this is a best for my child.
    Thanks For Sharing with us.
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  19. Such cute ideas! Thanks! I included you on our list of favorite caterpillar activities...

  20. Tiffany-

    This is such an amazing roundup of ideas for The Very Hungry Catepillar! {Which incidentally, is probably the best picture book ever for food crafts}

    We featured your post at our insect unit and craft roundup.

    Hope you have a lovely week!
    Nicolette & Karen
    editors of The Classroom Creative.

  21. Wonderful ideas - and we reposted to our Eric Carle fans on Facebook. Please note that The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art sells Eric Carle birthday supplies. All proceeds from sales help us provide art enrichment for children and adults.

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  24. Love it! I did a Caterpillar Rice Balls blog post :)

  25. I loved the green apple caterpillar. I made it for our daughter for our homeschool preschool since we are doing the letter C. I have a facebook page for our preschool and have linked your site with the picture of our caterpillar. :0) Thanks for the cute ides.

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