So you may have deduced that I have a bit of a thing for picture books and craft.
Here are some of my favourite recent book-related crafts.
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Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars
This is one of our favourite books of 2016.
After a trip to the Art Gallery, Bob paints his beak in the style of different artists.
Inspired by this spread, we did a simple cutting and pasting activity based on the techniques of Matisse.
You can find the full How-To over at Artsplorers.
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
Eric Carle inspires ALOT of art and craft around here. For obvious reasons.
The above painting activity was inspired by this colourful spread. You can read about how we tried to replicate the technique here.
Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle
Eric Carle paints on tissue paper that he then uses to collage with.
We made some tissue paper stars based on this process.
This remains one of my favourite crafts to date for this year.
Chip by Kylie Howarth
The former Kindy teacher in me LOVES a good paper plate craft!
Kylie Howarth is an Australian author/illustrator who has published two picture books, Chip and Fish Jam.
Chip is the tale of a seagull with a penchant for hot chips.
Kylie’s illustrations feature amazing textures which are created in craft sessions with her kids during their outdoor art sessions.
She posted this seagull craft on her Instagram (go follow her now!)
You can also find Kylie on the old Facebook machine.
Steve Goes to Carnival by Joshua Button and Robyn Wells
Speaking of birds and paper plate craft, here’s an Amazonian feathered friend we created to celebrate Steve Goes to Carnival. This book happened to inspire the theme for my 3-year-old’s birthday party. Highly recommend! (The book AND Carnival-themed parties!)
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
This was a craft posted by Megan from Chickadee Lit over on Instagram.
Those felt tacos have me craving tacos every time I look at them.
Megan is committed to making story times spectacular. Her website showcases her passion beautifully.
Clancy the Courageous Cow by Lachy Hulme
This is a fabulous book about embracing what makes you unique.
These paper tube bovines were posted on Instagram by Amelia Trompf.
Keep an eye out in October as Amelia will be popping by Oh Creative Day to celebrate the publication of her first book, “Where is Fitzy Fox?”
No… Really? Books and craft in your place? i can’t believe it!!! Haha! I wish I had your patience to do craft with my gingerboy. He looooves it! xx cathy
😉 Send Gingerboy here for a craft exchange!
I will now and forever associate BOB with you–you introduced me to him!
Best association EVER! How I love Bob!