Monday, May 16, 2011

Eric Carle style cards

I'm a bit late in posting our little Mother's Day project for the grandmothers, but it's something you could fit to any occasion or just a fun art project.

Everyone loves Eric Carle books. He does his illustrations by making collages of paper painted in different colors and textures.

So first we did some painting. (Actually the Mr. did this with Hendrix while he let me sleep in, his own idea. Yeah, he's pretty good.)

Then I cut out circles and various flower shapes from his paintings. The textures look so cool on these. 

Then he picked the flowers he wanted to put on each card and painted glue on the back with a paint brush.

I drew the stems and added the ribbon and a cute picture. I think they were a hit!

Has anyone ever been to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art? I would looooooove to go. We are going to Boston in July, but I don't know if I could convince the rest of my family to make the 2 hour drive. If you've been, would it be worth it?


  1. Cute! and now for the rest of your life, you can send them art work from your kids and that will make them happier than any store bought card ever. Having kids is a good idea!

  2. They turned out great! Eric Carle has always been one of our favorites too.

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  4. Yes. I actually live close to the museum. I think my kids (ages 3 and 4) actually enjoyed the studio and the library the best. The "museum" part was a bit difficult to engage my kids interest...but every kid is different. The exhibits are always changing. They also have a theater for performances. If you happen to go, check out Atkins market, which is VERY closeby. There are several close hikes and parks in the area.


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