Gift Ideas from The World of Eric Carle

Do you have a little reading bug on your hands? Check out these gift ideas from the world of Eric Carle.

Something to wear, something to read, something you want, something you need. It’s a catchy little gift-giving strategy and one we’re trying to make tradition in our home. For my oldest child her Christmas wish list was basically a library catalogue. I’m so grateful that she’s caught the reading bug. For her younger sister, that reading bug is a very hungry caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, has been a favorite of ours for years and years. It’s full of timeless stories and unique illustrations that little ones like my 2-year-old Poppy just adore. To stick with our wear/read/want/need gift policy, I thought I was pretty clever when I came up with a way to merge two.

The stories of Eric Carle like The Very Hungry Caterpillar have charmed children for 40 years. These books have sold over 138 million copies, probably because the colorful illustrations and charming tales resonate within the child in all of us. My youngest adores the caterpillar from her storybook and this year will receive gifts from the darling franchise. Something she wants from something she reads. What a great way to foster her love of reading!

Does your child love the fun illustrations by Eric Carle? Look at all these gift ideas from the world of Eric Carle.

Gift Ideas from The World of Eric Carle

The World of Eric Carle Electronic Me Reader & Book Set // Instill a love of reading with an electronic reader perfect for little readers, complete with an 8-book library.

Super Dough Set // Bring Brown Bear or the Hungry Caterpillar to life with six non-toxic molding doughs.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Ride & Roll // Little ones can jump on and roll away with this adorable caterpillar ride-on toy.

The World of Eric Carle Animal Masks // Perfect for those with budding imaginations, these masks are a fun way to encourage pretending.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Temporary Tattoos Set // Strawberries, watermelon, and apples — they’re all in this Very Hungry Caterpillar temporary tattoo set.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bag Toddler Socks // Keep your little ones toes warm in this cute toddler set.

World of Eric Carle Activity Tin // Color the world as Eric Carle would with a fun art set including coloring pad, markers, stickers, and more!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Surprise Slides // For ages 3+, make some family memories playing this sweet game attempting to make your caterpillar a butterfly.

The World of Eric Carle(TM) ABC Tin Game // Learn the ABC’s and 123’s with a travel tin perfect for keeping little ones learning.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Brown Bear 2-Piece PJ Set // After story time, your little one will adore these PJ’s adorned with their favorite characters.

Does your child love the fun illustrations by Eric Carle? Look at all these gift ideas from the world of Eric Carle.

To make the gift giving more fun, we decided to stamp some gifts to resemble the caterpillar. To start we wrapped the presents in white paper. It’s actually colored paper that we turned inside out. To ensure we didn’t have paint seeping through, we doubled the paper. If you’re using inexpensive paper, do a test run first!

Does your child love the fun illustrations by Eric Carle? Look at all these gift ideas from the world of Eric Carle.

We used two shades of green and red paint. With paint and a potato cut in half, we stamped alternating greens. Overlapping is okay, so it’s a great project for little hands. At the end, we stamped a red oval for the caterpillar’s face. Then I drew on black feet with a marker and added two goggly eyes.

I simply adore how these packages turned out! I’ll have one excited 2-year-old on Christmas morning!

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13 thoughts on “Gift Ideas from The World of Eric Carle”

  1. Catherine Sargent says:

    These are all cute gift ideas. The The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Brown Bear 2-Piece PJ set would be perfect for my little nephew.

  2. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I love all of these gift ideas as The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of our favorite children’s books. The ride and roll is super cute.

  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    Those are so cute! I’ve always loved Eric Carle and his books and illustrations. They’re just adorable.

  4. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Eric Carle is my favorite! What a great line up of gifts!

  5. Colleen Lanin says:

    I love all these so much! My kids had all of his books when they were little, and we read them until the spines cracked. They were SUCH good books.

  6. Liz Mays says:

    Oh these are the best. My kids used to love the Eric Carle books. The illustrations were so cute!

  7. Jeanine says:

    Oh wow these look awesome. I would love to be able to include any one of these under the tree form y littles! Who doesn’t love and know that hungry little caterpillar!

  8. Felicia says:

    These are all so adorable. I love anything and everything Eric Carle!

  9. Dana Vento says:

    These are looks so awesome! Kids will surely love it! What a fun and cute idea!

  10. DogVills says:

    My son would love that caterpillar! It’s so cute and nice gift ideas!

  11. Beeb Ashcroft says:

    This would be absolutely fun! Great for a school class too!

  12. Kita Bryant says:

    My kids would make such a mess. However, it’s worth it for something this cute.

  13. Sheena Tatum says:

    You know, I wish I were this creative, haha. I love this.

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