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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

Coffee Filters and Watercolor Paint in Open Book, Open Play

Have you ever offered coffee filters and watercolors to your preschoolers and/or toddlers? This deceptively simple pairing of materials thoroughly engaged participants in one of our Friday morning Open Book, Open Play program sessions.

Open Book, Open Play, facilitated by Museum Educator, Emily Prabhaker, happens in three to four week intervals in place of our regular Friday morning storytime program a few times a year. It extends the sharing of picture books by weaving imaginative explorations inspired by elements of the picture books shared into and after the storytime. READ MORE

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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Origami Magic Rings

We often work with paper in the Art Studio, so it's not surprising that one of our new wall displays is crafted with dozens of colorful origami-folded papers. Origami is the art of folding paper, most origami designs start with a simple square piece of thin paper. This special design actually uses 8 sheets of paper and they are overlapped to create this beautiful "ring."

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All About Alice Day

Recently at the Carle, guests were able to experience the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland through art projects, special programs, and a Mad Hatter tea party! The Studio's Fall Intern, Rochelle Malter shares her thoughts on the day below:

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