Jul 21, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: The Fun

At the party there were lots of fun activities for the children to do.
As the children arrived they played at the park outside and had the chance to color at a table covered with butcher paper (so they can color the table too) where there we lots of crayons and fun coloring pages.
After eating we read the book while sitting on a big blanket.
Then the children had the choice of 3 different activities
Feed The Hungry Caterpillar, I painted the face on poster board and cut out a hole for them to throw beanbags in, this was one of the favorite games! The silly sound effects from my husband had them cracking up.
Stick the head on the caterpillar, the double sided sticky tape I used did not work very well, so next time I will have to try something else.
Lastly making antenna, luckily my sister volunteered to run this part.

When all the children had a chance to play the games we went on a caterpillar hunt. Each child was given a hunt list and a little magnifying glass, Party City was the cheapest place I could find for the magnifying glasses.
Here are three of the eight caterpillars we made, Sam loved helping me paint and name these ahead of time, all you need to make them are egg cartons, paint, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners!
Lastly we did a pinata, I used paper mache using 4 balloons for the forms, after it was dry I popped the balloons leaving the center hollow. Then I attached them together using hot glue and used paper mache to make it one solid pinata. Then I used tissue paper to cover the form, I way over guessed how much tissue paper I needed, I thought I needed 6 packages, but to cover the entire pinata I didn't even use one package of each color!

My pinata was a bit thick, but the kids liked that they each got two turns hitting it. I steered away from candy as much as possible, there was some, but there was also stickers, whistles, and slinky's.
I didn't get a good picture of it, but if you look close at the bags the children have I printed a caterpillar on each bag, just adjust your settings to 5.5 by 10 the size of the bag, and print on one bag at a time, super easy and super cute!


Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

what a fabulous themed party! So many fun activities & food! I am blown away! :)


Jesseca said...

Ok, this is seriously cute! I do have a random question though... on your pinata... did you simply rip pieces and glue them on? It is SO cute, and I can't find a hungry caterpillar pinata anywhere!!



Anonymous said...

On the pinata you take strips and you cut only half way and then you layer them to make that effect.

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

Sorry I never got around to responding! I just saw this! I took tissue paper and cut it into long strips then cut lines into it making fringe but not cutting all the way through. I then glued the strips in a circular pattern around the circles layering it so the next strip covered the base of the last one.