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Topic: The Very Hungry Caterpiller....and Cocoon and Butterfly!  (Read 12894 times)
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turtlelove
« on: December 04, 2008 07:46:03 PM »

Hi everyone---here is my entry!  My husband loves loves loves books by eric carle so we decided to get my cousins baby the book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' which lines up great with my entry!  I made a caterpillar that is reversible side is the caterpillar and the other side is the cocoon!  And I also made the butterfly that comes out of the cocoon!  Its the whole process! (except the eating.....i still have some time that might happen before christmas)


The caterpillar


its reversable!!


kind of a weird picture but----in the process of reversing


All reversed cocoon!


The cocoon and the new Butterfly!


A Butterfly!!

I really wanted to take all the pictures outside and hang the cocoon in a tree---but sadly it has rained like all week so no good....but I think you get the idea

I also tried really hard to make it look very child like.....not paying too much attention to straight lines....tough to do especially for a perfectionist!  And my biggest influence was of coarse Eric Carle and his wonderful book The Very Hungry Caterpillar  check it out!  http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html

Thanks!  Dont forget to Vote!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008 09:35:59 PM »

Really cute idea.
Maybe just a leaf in the mouth for eating. Not too complicated.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008 12:10:46 AM »

 Cheesy Aww to cute.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008 12:17:04 AM »

oh no, not cute ( well it is cute) but brilliant!! Such a neat idea, and a toy that kids will love to play with. one of my, and my son's fovourite books. Great work on everything.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008 03:20:59 AM »

Very impressive - I bet getting it to reverse was a bit tricky.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008 05:50:48 AM »

Awesome! 
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2008 06:15:31 AM »

That is fabulous.  I want to make one for some little ones I know, but not sure I could figure out how to make it reversible.  Very good job, we all love Eric Carle :-)
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bunnicula
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008 06:34:35 AM »

Love it!
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oxynitrate
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2008 04:05:05 PM »

I bought a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar the other day for my friend's son (we both loved it when we were kids).  When I went to buy it there were some that came with caterpillars, that I resolved not to get because the caterpillar was horrifying and creepy.
I think you should work for the company that made that caterpillar and school them in how it should be done. This is wonderful!
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amelie
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008 04:29:21 PM »

 Shocked Brilliant! Absolutely adorable, and so wonderfully crafted! I want to play with it!  Cheesy
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amelie
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008 04:29:55 PM »

I love the detail stitching on the cocoon, by the way.
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donniesgirl
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2008 06:20:08 PM »

Ok I voted for yours because I loved that book when I was a kid, too, and because I loved our reversible dolls we had growing up.  Smiley  We had a Wizard of Oz one that was Dorothy on one side & the Wicked Witch on the other.  We also had one that was Little Red Riding Hood & when you flipped it, it could be Grandma or The Big Bad Wolf depending on how you positioned her bonnet.  Anyway, great job!  Smiley
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teaanddigestives
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2008 04:10:32 PM »

This rocks! I love the concept, the finished project and the book behind the idea of course - this is one toy that will be treasured  Smiley
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turtlelove
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008 06:43:03 AM »

Ok I voted for yours because I loved that book when I was a kid, too, and because I loved our reversible dolls we had growing up.  Smiley  We had a Wizard of Oz one that was Dorothy on one side & the Wicked Witch on the other.  We also had one that was Little Red Riding Hood & when you flipped it, it could be Grandma or The Big Bad Wolf depending on how you positioned her bonnet.  Anyway, great job!  Smiley

OH i had those too!  i didnt even think of those!  ahhh memories..... Smiley
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chattyKathi
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2008 06:42:13 PM »

this is fabulous! I love Eric Carle too, it would be easy to make some felt food to go along with the story. you did fabulous! heheheh I said that already lol
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KMOM13
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2008 12:01:17 AM »

What a perfect gift to tie into the book and encourage a child to read and they turned out great!
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kitschkween
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2008 07:58:45 AM »

what a great idea! the book is such a classic, and this is the perfect thing to go with it.
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FierFlye
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2008 06:55:30 PM »

I LOVE The Very Hungry Caterpillar!!  Great job!
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