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


  • 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

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?


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.


Watercolor Wanderers

This past weekend our newest Every Day Art project began, and guests' imaginations took off in all directions!

Ludwig Bemelmans famous character Madeline travels to exciting places around the world in the pages of her books.

Collaging Paper Cats

Purple cat, purple cat, what do you see? Well, if purple cat visited The Art Studio this month she would see lots of colorful paper kitty friends perching, playing and purring in our Kitty Cafe!

For this project, everyone starts with a large organic shape for the cat's body, then cut their own shapes out for the head, legs, tail and other details.



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