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


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

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Toddler Art Activity: Leaf and Flower Collages

Today kicked off our summer session of Materials Play - a weekly drop-in activity for especially for toddlers. Our summer intern, Aiyi, has been helping me plan the activities. We have many fun ideas, so it is hard to choose! Since the orchard is awash with greenery of all kinds, we thought we'd try an idea I've seen on Pinterest using leaves and petals to create a collage on contact paper. READ MORE

Books on the Battle Green

I notice that my last post was over a month ago, telling you that I was preparing for a busy month of programs on the road and here at The Carle. As it turns out, it was busy enough to take me off the blog altogether for a month.


Savannah on My Mind

Sorry you haven't heard from me in a while! Last week I returned from a long overdue trip to Savannah, Georgia to visit friends. Early May happened to be a great time to visit the city; the trees and flowers were in full bloom (and spanish moss in full hang), It was warm and sunny but not too hot, and there were tons of activities for us to partake in throughout the weekend including a 5K benefit race, historic trolley tour and farmers market (hello Georgia peaches and blueberries!). READ MORE

Make Your Own Stamp Pads

Whenever we do stamping projects in the studio we use stamp pads we've made ourselves. Homemade stamp pads are less expensive than store-bought and allow us to customize their size and the type of pigment we use in them. READ MORE


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