We heart Eric Carle and have seen a lot of really fabulous art projects for kids in his style (especially over the summer -- his bday is in June -- like these). We are on the letter "C" in preschool right now and on her recent "duty day," mom decided to do a project with us making our own very hungry caterpillars. Of course the moment she decided to do that was the moment that our copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar went AWOL. After searching high and low for about 25 minutes, we finally found it in the bottom of my bathroom book box inside of another book, obvi. At school, mom got us participating in reading the book by bringing our The Very Hungry Caterpillar felt board -- we all had different felt pieces and put them up on the board as mom read the book. Afterwards, we made our own caterpillars using pre-cut ovals of patterned/textured paper, pipe cleaners, and googley eyes. We would love to do a real Eric Carle painting/collage, but multi-day projects don't really work that well at school. Mom had lots of left over paper, so Cam got to do one while I napped that afternoon. She mostly liked eating the glue and making her own collage of paper. But I have a feeling we'll do this one again -- because mom still has about 8,000 paper ovals that she cut out.