Eric Carle is my inspiration. I love everything his art embodies and I think children do, too. I do many “Eric Carle” styled art lessons with my lower elementary students. They are less concerned about making perfect art and tend to let the color and energy of the paintings guide them.
These adorable butterflies are created with several templates that I created for my first graders. To find the templates, you can purchase my Eric Carle Inspired Art Lesson Booklet or create your own from cardstock.
The children make their painted paper one day (how-to’s in Art Booklet) and trace the templates onto the dried painted paper the next. It’s a great group project as children share their painted papers.