~ 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 !!!!!!!
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 !!!!