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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Art

If you are a fan of The Very Hungry Caterpillar then why not create a fun, healthy and easy caterpillar food snack that your little one will love.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of our favourite books, it is just perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. There are so many crafts and activities that you can do with this book to incorporate learning through play. It is also perfect to incorporate some food art fun.

With World Book Day coming up this book is absolutely perfect for creating some easy food art for your little ones. With all my food art creations the aim is for easy. There is absolutely no point spending hours creating food art for it to be eaten in a couple of minutes or worst of all, not even touched. I try to make all my food art easy to recreate, with minimal tools and for it to be quick. 

How To Make The Very Hungry Caterpillar

So to make a Very Hungry Caterpillar all you will need is:

Green Grapes

A Strawberry

Two pieces of sweetcorn



One raisin

Firstly, cut the grapes in half lengthways (always cut in half lengthways to prevent young children choking on grapes) and arrange in the shape of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Slice the strawberry so you can create a circular face. Place the two pieces of sweetcorn onto the strawberry. Using a knife, cut out small pieces of cucumber to add onto the sweetcorn. Slice the end of the raisin to make a small caterpillar nose. Next comes the trickiest part, slicing the blueberries. Create two tentacles by cutting two small strips then place above the strawberry. Then create 6 feet by making L shapes from the blueberries. 

This is completely adaptable though. You could perhaps use cucumber or kiwi instead of grapes for the body, a sliced cherry tomato or a babybel for the face, yellow pepper for eyes and raisins for feet.

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