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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
Hours
  • Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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Making Art Together

Alphabet Books

Twenty-six little letters are all you need to make up the thousands of words in the English language. Write or illustrate a story about your favorite letter or word in a handmade alphabet book.

This is a great activity for young children learning their ABC?s; early readers developing their spelling, phonics and vocabulary skills; and anyone who likes making up silly words and sentences!

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Easy Rainbow Books

Here is a quick bookmaking project that will brighten any gray winter day! We love teaching children how to make this style book because it doesn't require any glue, tape or staples. Read on to see how!

Gather four to six sheets of paper, all the same size in your favorite colors. Sometimes we use the full rainbow, other times we just stick to warm or cool colors.

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Handmade Fairy Books

This vacation week, Museum guests are busy filling books with their very creative pictures. They can choose from 2 different book styles: accordion fold or stapled flip book. Our current bookmaking activity for The Every Day Art Program is inspired by fairies, and we've spotted fairies in many shapes and sizes. Which fairy below is YOUR favorite?

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Family Thank You Books

The holiday season is fast approaching and it's the perfect opportunity to share with friends and family the happy memories of the past twelve months and wishes and goals for the new year ahead. It's also a time to give thanks for love and support from friends and family, or acknowledge all the good happening in your life.

Accordion-Style Story Books

Children are naturally creative and eager to work collaboratively when given an inspiring project prompt. Creative story writing is a great way to recharge students' inspiration when they may otherwise feel "stuck" with how to begin a story.

Helping children structure their words and drawings, first on story boards, then in a final handmade book is one way to get everyone excited about reading and writing. Keep reading to see how the books we made this summer "turned" out!

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