Eric Carle celebrates his birthday this Saturday.
Here are some of my favourite arts and crafts from around the Web that honour and are inspired by the iconic work of this prolific creator.
This watercolour resist project from Art Projects for Kids is a perfect accompaniment to “Mister Seahorse.”
The Carle Museum has a collage activity that fits in with “The Nonsense Show.”
Meri Cherry’s art project inspired by “The Mixed Up Chameleon” is just delightful.
Patty from Deep Space Sparkle has a great video on making painted paper. She then uses the paper to create Eric Carle Inspired Butterflies.
Whilst not strictly inspired by Eric Carle, these marbled butterflies from Hello, Wonderful remind me of the final spread from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
These gigantic cardboard flowers from Make It Your Own would work fantastically with “The Tiny Seed.”
Read “The Lonely Firefly” and then try this project from Library Arts.
Pop over to Instagram and continue the Eric Carle party as we celebrate his work in the lead-up to his birthday.
What are the most enjoyed Eric Carle books at your place?
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I love Eric Carle. When I was teaching, one of my favourite books was the Mixed Up Chameleon. The kids used to cut out white paper chameleons, stick them on old wrapping paper and camouflage their chameleon using the same pattern. So much fun! I love those butterflies – the Hungry Caterpillar never gets old!
Those butterflies are beautiful! This post is rather timely as I’m sitting here at my computer and next to me is a Very Hungry Caterpillar made by Mr TT at kindy out of an egg carton with a yellow pipe cleaner, googly eyes and painted red and green. Eric Carle inspired craft will never go out of fashion!