REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – The Hungry Caterpillar Craft Kits

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – The Hungry Caterpillar Craft Kits

Ever since I was a child, I have been a massive fan of Eric Carle’s book – The Hungry Caterpillar. My Mum used to read it to me as a child, and just like my daughter does today, I had a massive fascination with poking my fingers through the holes as the caterpillar worked his way through his long list of lovely foods! 🙂

From the age of 2, The Hungry Caterpillar became one of Erin’s favourite books, so when she turned 3 earlier this year, it seemed like the obvious choice of theme for her party! 🙂

We recently learned about the range of fabulous Hungry Caterpillar crafts from the Rainbow Company Ltd, and when we were offered some to test out, I knew that these would be right up Erin’s street.

We were sent two items from the range – The Door Hanger and The Super Dough Model Kit.

Door Hanger

The Door Hanger kit features a wooden hanger with a different design on each side – this can be hung on your child’s bedroom door and turned around to show whether they are sleeping or awake, and whether or not they can be disturbed. The kit comes with a packet of pens with 8 different colours which children can use to colour in the wooden hanger. The pens are perfectly sized for little hands and glide onto the wood very easily. We did find that they do dry out quite quickly however if left with the lid off, so ensure your child replaces the cap quickly after use to ensure the colour stays bold!

Erin is not great yet at staying within the lines yet, so we had the odd ‘slip’ in her colouring but overall she did very well.

This was a fun, calm, colouring activity that kept Erin occupied and quiet and she really enjoyed watching the design come to life as she coloured, even if her approach to writing letters in the apple before she coloured it was a little unorthodox! 🙂

Super Dough Model Kit

The second kit we were sent was the Super Dough model kit – a mouldable ladybird figure. Inside the packet was all the coloured air dry dough needed to make the design, in just the right quantities (enough to make more than one). This air drying dough is a little different to Playdoh, so wasn’t quite the consistency I expected – a bit more stretchy and less squishy to the touch. The biggest challenge was removing it from the packaging to start with, but once we had done that Erin enjoyed making the character and rolling it out with a rolling pin (not included).

The spatula included was quite hard to use to cut through the dough so Erin did require some help.

Once we had created our character, we left it to set. The product sets quite quickly when left in the air to dry, but can be wet again in order for  the dough can be reused.

Again this was a fun activity that kept Erin quiet and content, however this one needed a little more adult involvement as she was unable to cut the dough on her own.

Overall, we loved both products from the Hungry Caterpillar range. If you were having a Hungry Caterpillar themed birthday party for your children, I think these would make a great alternative to a party bag – far more useful than a load of plastic toys or a recorder that will end up in the bin! The full range of Hungry Caterpillar crafts can be purchase from selected Tesco stores.

Would you like to win a set of Hungry Caterpillar crafts for your children?

We have a set to giveaway! Use the gleam app below to enter and GOOD LUCK!!! 🙂

Hungry Caterpillar Craft Kits

T&Cs – Winner will win one Hanger Kit and one Super Dough Model Kit from Rainbow Designs Ltd. Winner chosen at random. UK Only. Please allow 28 days for prize delivery.

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80 Comments

  1. Chris Andrews

    Would you like to win a set of Hungry Caterpillar crafts for your children? . . . . l certainly hope l am lucky enough to win this craft set

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  2. Sarah Mackay

    This looks brilliant and unique

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  3. Harline parkin

    Lovely giveaway my grandson would love this

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  4. Tracy Nixon

    What a lovely craft kit! Perfect for the Spring thank you!

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  5. Katie

    How cute! Perfect for some little crafters I know.

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  6. Angela Treadway

    these are great little kits x

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  7. OddHogg

    We love the hungry caterpillar

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  8. stuart hargreaves

    great prize – best of luck to all you enter

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  9. Andy Wedge

    My daughter loves making things and the Hungry Caterpillar

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  10. kris

    This set looks fab and how good is Erin at colouring inside the lines 🙂

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  11. Lauren Tourle

    this would be fab for my little girl, Shes really into the hungry caterpillar at the moment 🙂

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  12. Kim M

    Lovely giveaway x

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  13. Sidrah AHMED

    Excellent giveaway

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  14. Claire baylIss

    These look fun, we love The Very Hungry Caterpillar x

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  15. amy bondoc

    this is a lovely giveaway my niece loves the book x

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  16. Nicola | mummy to dex

    I love the hungry caterpillar and read it to Dex most days. The crafts look incredible!

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  17. Kerry Taylor

    Where did you get the top in the colouring in picture? I love bright cheerful clothes like those but it seems to mostly be pot luck if I can ever find them.

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  18. Lorna Ledger

    What lovely little kits

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  19. Jasmin N

    This is so cool & I bet it’s super fun for the kids! Loving the giveaway 🙂

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  20. Jessica

    Ooh I love The Hungry Caterpillar! Such cute craft ideas 🙂

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  21. Jo Carroll

    Lovely giveaway…x

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  22. Sally Collingwood

    What a great prize.

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  23. jo liddement

    Love having craft days with my son and a brillient giveaway thank you

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  24. Emma

    Ah wow! These look really cool and definitely something the kids would enjoy doing! x

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  25. Anthony Harrington

    how lovely! we love The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

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  26. Lindsey

    How adorable is this! We love the Hungry Caterpillar at home, my daughter was given the finger puppet book on her first birthday and she is 3 soon and we read it most nights. I am so entering this giveaway as I know she would love this set. x

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  27. EssexKate

    These look great fun. I like the step by step instructions with the dough and that it dries, but can be made wet again, such a good idea

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  28. Ruth Harwood

    looks fab xx

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  29. Rachel Craig

    Great prize, crafts can be so much fun. Also the Hungry Caterpillar is a favourite with the children.

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  30. olivia kirby

    Ahh these look lovely and not too tricky either!

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  31. claire croft

    wow fab prize! we love The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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  32. Samantha O'D

    These look good, my 5 year old loves crafts

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  33. claire griffiths

    great prize

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  34. Margaret

    Perfect yo keep our little ones busy and have fun too

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  35. Colette

    Oh how cute is this! And such gorgeous photos x

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  36. Lisa Wilkinson

    Thanks for the giveaway. We love the Hungry Caterpillar

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  37. MANDY DOHERTY

    Fabulous giveaway, my grandsons love the Hungry Caterpillar

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  38. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    Beautiful kit! My niece would love it!

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  39. Kris s

    I loved the hungry caterpillar as a kid. Now so do my sons. This looks great!

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  40. petra Hora

    Amazing prize!

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  41. Laura H

    I’d love this for my son 🙂

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  42. Victoria Prince

    We all love The Very Hungry Caterpillar here, this looks brilliant!

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  43. Ursula Hunt

    Mt grandchildren love The Hungry Caterpillar

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  44. Paula T

    Fab, we love the hungry caterpillar in our house, it’s a classic x

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  45. Sheri Darby

    My children would love this

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  46. janine atkin

    my nephew would love this

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  47. Lori Mckillop

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. Katy Malkin

    My toddler loves the book so I’m sure she would have a lot of fun with the crafts.

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  49. Bernice Cockrell

    Nice giveaway, we could do these crafts in the Easter holidays!

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  50. Sandra Fortune

    My little Grandson loves the hungry caterpillar he’d enjoy these with help from nana

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  51. Susan B

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the best preschool books ever written. The fact that it has endured is testament to the delightful story and illustrations.

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  52. Laura Whittle

    Would love this for my girls x

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  53. Stephen Little

    Would love to win!

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  54. Richard Tyler

    My little 1 would love this!

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  55. Teresa sheldon

    My little en love the hungry caterpillar

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  56. carol boffey

    lovely prize thank you

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  57. Allan Fullarton

    Great prize!

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  58. Laura Pritchard

    What a lovely craft kit – my kids would fight over this!

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  59. Rebecca Powell

    This is a great giveaway, thank you

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  60. Tracey F

    What a lovely prize, does it stick to the carpet like play dough? 😉

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  61. Hayley Colburn

    Thanks very much for sharing, everyone must love the Hungry Caterpillar, I did when I was young and all 3 of my kids love the story, fab prize

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  62. Jenny Rogers

    This looks great – lovely, clear instructions.

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  63. kelly morgan

    Great prize

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  64. Kim Neville

    My son would enjoy creating this

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  65. Diana

    What a beautiful kit 🙂

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  66. Emma

    My boys would love this

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  67. Meryl Thomas

    This would make a lovely Easter gift for my niece – better than chocolate.

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  68. Elizabeth Smith

    Ive read the Hungry Caterpillar so many times I’m probably word-perfect!

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  69. Zoe Mackie

    Would love for my girls to share over Easter <3

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  70. George williamson

    Fantastic

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  71. Lynn Neal

    The Hungry Caterpillar is one of our favourite books!

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  72. Stevie

    My niece would love creating with this craft kit.

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  73. Katie swaby

    Awesome, my daughter (and I) would love this!

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  74. Clare Hubbard

    My sons love the hungry caterpillar

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  75. Lynsey Buchanan

    Thanks very much for the chance to win

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  76. Tee Simpson

    We love the hungry caterpillar. My kids would love this

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  77. Josh Gough

    yes yes yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

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  78. ellie spider

    this looks lots of fun to do with the kids

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