I (obviously) sewed some scraps together with some ribbon to make him. The only really clever thing I did was sacrifice my pin box. I sewed it inside the caterpillar with some tiny rocks inside it to make it rattle. It works, too! Tada! It rattles just enough to attract her attention without bothering the other people around us on the plane.
The back is a soft flannel pink polkadot. All the feet and antennae are fun for the baby to try to get in her mouth. Just the right size for holding and shaking around.
We had a great trip and the baby was very good on the plane, as I said. She didn’t like the carseat very much, though, so we sang the magic song, The Wheels on the Bus, many, many times. For some reason, it makes her stop crying. Magic.