Create a unique piece of artwork inspired by Eric Carle’s books. Practice drawing and making your own colorful collage paper.
- White paper (2 pieces)
- Color markers or crayons
- Glue stick
- Reference: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? or any Eric Carle book for inspiration
- Choose an image from an Eric Carle book. With a dark marker, draw a large outline of the image (star, duck, house, moon) on a piece of white paper.
- Color the second piece of white paper with markers and or crayons, making sure to color the entire paper. Use different lines and texture; choose at least two different shades of one color (brown, light brown) or combine different colors (yellow, orange).
- Tear the color paper you just made into small pieces about 1/2 inch in size.
- Arrange the pre-cut pieces of paper on top of the image you drew; fill the entire image with color.
- Glue the torn pieces of paper onto the image to create a collage.
- Cut along the outline of the collage you just made; remove the remaining white paper.
- Tell me about what you made!
- What colors did you use?
- What colors did you make?
LEARNING BEHIND THE PLAY
- Supports learning through cause and effect
- Encourages problem solving
- Develops fine motor skills
- Reinforces color concepts
TAKE IT FURTHER
Turn your art into a puppet by attaching it to a popsicle stick!