Virtual Museum – Eric Carle Inspired Collage


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
  • Scissors
  • Reference: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? or any Eric Carle book for inspiration


  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Tear the color paper you just made into small pieces about 1/2 inch in size.
  4. Arrange the pre-cut pieces of paper on top of the image you drew; fill the entire image with color.
  5. Glue the torn pieces of paper onto the image to create a collage.
  6. 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?


  • Supports learning through cause and effect
  • Encourages problem solving
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Reinforces color concepts


Turn your art into a puppet by attaching it to a popsicle stick!