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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Hours

  • Wednesday-Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Making Art Together

Gross-Motor Bubble Wrap Stamping

We offered this exploration to activate our toddler and preschool guests' gross-motor skills. Through printmaking with big, homemade bubble wrap stamps and large sheets of drawing paper, this exploration had kids reaching, crawling, and walking, as well as sharing and turn-taking.

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Printing with Stencils

Monotype is a form of printmaking which results in one-of-a-kind images. In this project, stencils are used to layer colors to create a monotype print. This technique is a great way to experiment with optical blending which is what happens when two or more colors are layered to create the appearance of new colors. READ MORE

Very Silly Caterpillars

Every year in March we celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day with a fun caterpillar-themed activity in The Studio. This year guests made very silly caterpillars with tons of colorful found materials glued to cardboard bases.

We had the materials on a large table setup like a buffet and guests collected what they wanted to use.

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Host Your Own Valentine-Making Party!

For years at The Carle, the Art Studio?s annual Valentine-Making Party has been a way for families to spend time making together while also avoiding the stress and mess of helping children make their classroom Valentines.

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Mixed Up Animal Sculptures

One of Eric Carle's classic picture books, The Mixed-Up Chameleon is a story about a little chameleon who is bored with his limited abilities to only change color, so he wishes to be turned into his favorite animals instead.

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