Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Caterpillars ......


~ Very Hungry Caterpillars ~

Big creepy crawly red headed caterpillars was  the theme
 of our fruit platter today .My lil one is a great fan (and me too!)  
of the famous Eric Carle book -' The very hungry Caterpillar '. The
 story that revolves around a red faced caterpillar has been an
 inspiration for our crafts ,parties and activity themes innumerable
 times . Anything and everything on stick has its own magical charm , 
so when grapes got  popped up on skewers to make fruit sticks , 
tomatoes  certainly had to perch up to make yummy caterpillars !!!


Spring is the season of cherry tomatoes ( and grapes too) , although its 
the season of fluttering butterfly parties  yet I feel caterpillars never 
go out of fashion .....they make a great theme for any party !!!!!!! 
The famous Eric  Carle's  Book and caterpillar kebobs  are surely 
an inspiration for putting ones brains in right direction........


Even if you are short of time ,make these a few hours or even a 
day before and let them sit in the refrigerator till serving .



Caterpillar on Stick 



Just thread some grapes and a cherry tomato on a wooden skewer .
Dab some peanut butter and stick the candy eyes ( I made my own with 
royal icing and choco chips - pipe drops of royal icing on an acetate/ 
ohp sheet , place a choco chip on each and leave to set overnight )
 In absence of these cut some tiny cheese circles and top with pickled /
 regular pepper corns or capers. Using a toothpick prick 2 tiny holes
 on top and fix in pieces of parsley/ cilantro stalks to make 
the feelers. Finally use a food marker to make the mouth. 


Don't forget to involve ur lil ones while making these, I bet they would 
have super  fun making and  relishing it too !!!!







15 comments:

  1. How amazing...I love it :-)

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  2. those caterpillars are making me hungry...:)

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  3. The caterpillars are super cute!! I wud love to adopt them..!!

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    1. Ha ha , how sweet !!! Ur most welcome to adopt as many as you want :) :)

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  7. These look sooooo cute Loving them ...A beautiful presentation as always!

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  8. you are accused for tempting a vegetarian like me to eat caterpillars,but then,these are vegetarian caterpillars!!Lovely they luk:))keep up the good work Smitha!!

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    1. Thanks for such a lovely comment Poornima :)

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  9. How amazing...I love it hohoho so sweet

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  10. This is so cute! Perfect for little tummies. We have been inspired to include this idea in our blog post 'Delicious ….. 10 Fun Snacks The Kids Will Love'. Website link and address mention has been included. You can find a copy of the post here - https://www.billylids.com.au/blog/item/20-delicious-10-fun-snacks-the-kids-will-love.html

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