Here at PDX Parent, we are huge fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Oregon Children’s Theatre, so we were thrilled to hear about their Very Busy Creators Workshops preceding performances.

My daughter and I attended “Luminarias,” today, and we both had a great time creating paper lanterns using Eric Carle’s collage technique. While we were busy crafting together, I said, “This really is a great activity for a wide range of ages,” and my nine-year-old said, “I was just about to say that!” She was working alongside preschoolers and adults, and all of us were enjoying creating with brightly colored tissue paper in the sun-filled Hatfield Hall.

Each participant creates a paper lantern with an abundance of supplies and receives a darling firefly light, plus an LED candle for the inside of the lantern. Aprons are provided, along with damp towels to clean glue from sticky fingers. The highlight of the workshop is when puppets from The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show crash the party. Kids can meet the puppets and take photos with them. Eric Carle’s books are also on-site for kids who want a little inspiration.

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Each workshop features a different craft. March 12 was “Luminarias,” March 13 is “Portraits,” and dates are to be determined for “Building Blocks” and “Capes & Crowns.” These workshops are a great way to stretch the fun of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, while creating a lovely keepsake and memory.

Very Busy Creators Workshop
Cost: $20
Time: 1.5 hours, though most kids were finished at the one hour mark.

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