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Eric Carle Inspired Art Lessons Plans

Eric Carle is one of my favorite children’s book illustrators. His iconic style is an inspiration for many of my art projects. Children adore his books and are thrilled to create art that look just like the book. They get to play with paint, experiment with textures and best of all, create their own masterpiece. But how do you reign in one child (let alone thirty students!) to create this project?
This lesson plan is jam-packed with complete tutorials, templates and student artwork. This 16-page printable PDF includes all you need to create several Eric Carle inspired art lessons.
Templates and Handouts Include:
Mermaids (2)
Student Galleries Include: Seahorses, Butterflies, Barns & Farms, Tropical Birds, Snakes, Gators & Fish & Mermaids
Only $5
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  1. I purchased this and used the method and templates for a homeschooling group get-together. The children had great fun making the papers then went off to play while they dried. This left the adults to then have lots of fun trying many different colour combinations and varying objects to drag through the paint. We also made up some extra templates using cereal boxes, eg. trees, ducks, fish. We pooled all the created papers, choosing the ones that looked most like what we wanted for the template picture and ended up with some really great looking works. Thankyou for your website where inspiration costs so little.



    June 22, 2011

    • I hear what you’re saying about the adults getting involved. Making painted paper is WAY to fun. I find myself making a few extra pieces before I clean up after the kids. Never know what you can use them for.
      Thanks for sharing your experience.


      June 22, 2011

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