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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

Staining Paper with Natural Dyes

If you've ever spilled cranberry juice on your shirt, or tried scrubbing grass stains out of your jeans, then you know that natural dyes can leave a lasting, colorful mark on surfaces. READ MORE

Nothing But Nonsense

Just how silly you can be? For the Studio's recent art activity, we are making black paper collages that could belong in Eric Carle?s new book, The Nonsense Show, with drawing tools and nonsensical clip art pictures.

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Marvelous Mosaics

A mosaic is sort of like a puzzle: several smaller pieces, or tiles glued together to make one larger image. For a recent Every Day Art activity, guests created colorful mosaic patterns or pictures with shapes made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

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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