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Re: Eric Carle

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Laurann65 (Laurann65)
Thu, 2 Apr 1998 20:52:33 EST


Hello! Recently I too was feeling inspired by Eric Carle. I did a project
with 2nd grade to give a similar collage look like his work - although it
probably isn't exactly how he does it. It took us three class periods to
complete.
The first day we water colored three 9x12 pieces of paper - one with warm
colors, one with cool colors, and one with neutral colors. They had to fill
the papers completely and I demonstrated and encouraged using different
techniques.
The second day we chose one paper to fold, draw and cut symmetrical butterfly
wings, then added a body & head, antennas, and eyes - to my surprise this took
the whole period! We used the scraps from the different water colored papers.
(If your kids work this slow they need an envelope or some special place to
keep their scraps for next time.)
The third day we added symmetrical shapes to the wings (from the scraps). We
layered shapes on top of eachother for added interest. We also added details
to the butterfly bodies. We mounted them on colored construction paper, and
they looked great!
Hope this sparks some ideas.
:) Laura Allan

you wrote:
I am an early-childhood education major at Penn State University.
For my final project in my ART ED class I have decided to focus on Eric
Carle. More specifically I am planning on teaching a lesson on either the
book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" or "Little Cloud". The grade level that
the lesson will be focused on is Kindergarten. Right now I am working on
the different themes in the books such as metamorposis, and changing
yourself sometimes but being happy with turning back to who you really are.
Anyways, if anybody has any suggestions on the lesson, or ideas that they
have used to teach about Eric Carle that would be great.
Thanks for your help,
Andrea >>