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Cakes's little Pixie friend was having A Very Hungry Caterpillar party for his first birthday. I really like to try match the theme with part of the present if possible. As I cannot knit or crochet I had to enlist Nanny into helping us create this super cute puppet. I stumbled across a great tutorial that my clever Mum was able to pick up and follow. Since Cakes was born, Nanny cannot help herself and constantly knits and crochets, so the one puppet I requested turned into 2 large puppets and 3 small ones. The small ones were for Cakes, her little pixie friend and Big Cousin H. The two large ones were for Aunty Weeze and myself (not that I am complaining). First Mum made the crochet hand pieces, eyes and noses. Then they found their way back to our house where Cakes and I traced some circles and my finger to make the faces and antenna. These puppets are still a hit in our household and Aunty Weeze and Cakes's little Pixie friend seem to also.
In a few weeks Cakes's little pixie friend will be having his first birthday. The theme of his party is a Very Hungry Caterpillar. As his main present is large and not theme related we thought we would make the wrapping paper to match the theme. As this book is a very loved book in our house it was no trouble convincing Cakes to use the theme for the wrapping paper. We spent about an hour in total setting up, painting and cleaning up. Cakes wanted to change hands frequently however this had no effect on how the caterpillar's turned out as the thumb is not included in any of the prints. For the face we painted her hand red with two purple fingers for the antennas and for the body we painted her hand green with four blue fingers. After some research (after we did the painting) I discovered that caterpillars actually have 16 legs and after they turn into a butterfly they have 6. So we had one set of legs not enough for each caterpillar. Although the illustrations in A Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle he only has 12 (well in some pictures it is 6 but seeing he is 2 dimensional I will assume it is 12). To add to the blank sections of the paper we stayed in the theme of the book with dots of colour though as I did not have a circle stamper nearby we used little cups to get some circle prints, with yellow and circles being Cakes two favourite things you can see that many yello circles were printed.
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