Hungry Caterpillar Costume

Kyle comes home from school with this reminder taped to his planner.

“Don’t forget, Friday is the book parade. All kids need to come dressed in a costume as a book character…”

Oh gesh! Since Kyle has been sick at home, this ‘reminder’ is the first notice for us! I ask Kyle which character he wants to represent.

“I want to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

Behold: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (aka Kyle)

Not bad for a days notice!

And he told me after school today some teachers said he was cute.  I would imagine so!

*Honestly I have to give my husband most of the credit!  He’s the best 🙂  We had talked about ways to fulfill Kyle’s request, settling on a tunic style assembly with a hood.  He had it envisioned perfectly in his mind and when I got home last night, he had cut out all the caterpillary pieces, so I had to sew them together and create the hood….but I couldn’t have done it without him!

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20 Responses to “Hungry Caterpillar Costume”


  1. 1 kari February 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    This is great!!!! You two are fantastic parents!!!! 🙂 Good job!

  2. 3 Rachelle February 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Wow, that is AMAZING! I have never seen anything like it. Thats great he had cut the pieces out himself and so creative that he thought of it with the hood.

  3. 4 Melanie February 20, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    he he 🙂 He is amazing – but his ideas was a strip of fabric as a mask for the red head….so ya know….Still – he had all the green pieces cut out for me when I got home – which is amazing in itself!

  4. 5 LAW February 20, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    This is soooo cool. Hold on to that!! I think all 3 kids of your kids can use and then cousin jairus too!!! 🙂

  5. 6 Mom February 21, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Kyle has to be the cutest caterpillar ever. Great job!

  6. 7 Linda February 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Wow – that is adorable! Great job to you and your hubby!!
    Love the book!! It is our second Fav as “Goodnight Moon” has always been top in our house. 🙂
    Linda

  7. 8 craftapple February 22, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    What a fun costume! I especially like the antennae. :o) I can’t believe you did it with just one day’s notice! Great job Mamma!

  8. 10 Beth March 14, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Love book character costumes!! Awesome job!!

  9. 11 Andrea April 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for this – it gave me a perfect way to make 13 kindergarten costumes quick and slipover for butterflies underneath!!! THANKS!!!

  10. 12 Amy H. November 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I used your idea as inspiration for a Very Hungry Caterpillar costume for my son on Storybook Character Day at his school. Thank you for the idea!

    http://amyraeannesadventures.blogspot.com/2009/10/finally-got-caterpillar-costume-done.html

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    HOW DO i DO THIS???? pLEASE HELP??!!! MY son is in a talent show in two days!!! thank you!!!

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