The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower

This is not necessarily a post for art teachers, although maybe it will trigger an idea or two for the art classroom! :) I am learning that a lot of the ideas, concepts, and resources that I use to teach art apply to other areas of my life as well. Teaching art not only gives me the freedom to be creative at work, but also an incentive to be more creative at home!

That being said, I used Eric Carle's artwork/book as an inspiration for the baby shower that I hosted this afternoon for my dear cousin Jessica.  Guests used permanent markers to write messages to the baby inside the book. I made sure to have permanent markers in the caterpillar's colors available.

I wanted a picnic feel to go along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme. I made this fruit arrangement with 1/2 of a small watermelon for the base and fruit kabobs. The black and white pin wheels came from Hobby Lobby. I plan to use them in my classroom as decorations now that the shower is over.

The wreath on the front door! (The caterpillar looks like it has a beard in this pic, but it really was cute!)
 Copyright 2012 Amanda Koonlaba-There's a Party in the Art Room


  1. Really delighted to see such an awesome baby shower. I want to celebrate my niece’s first birthday at a top rated Seattle venues next month. Still hunting for it. Will also use few creative ideas from this post to surprise everyone.