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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

From Found Materials to Flowers

Love plants and flowers but don't have a green thumb? Here's a gardening activity for the whole family, and you're guaranteed to grow beautiful blooms of all sorts! During the Every Day Art Project, From Found Materials to Flowers here in The Studio at The Carle, guests creatively used an array of found materials to create their own mini flower gardens.


Animals in Motion

Recently in The Studio we invited guests to experiement with making moveable animal puppets. We used chopsticks, coffee stirrers, cardstock paper, wire, yarn, and lots of fun furry and feathery materials. This family made birds and a hopping rabbit! Below is a beautiful pair of galloping horses by

Mapping Makeover

Map making is a fun way for children to visually express places they know well, like their neighborhood, or a place that only exists in their imagination. We regularly offer map-themed projects in The Carle's Art Studio and I wanted to share some ideas that have worked well for our young guests!

Collecting a variety of drawing tools, black and white map photocopies, real maps and interesting collage papers and setting up a work station on a large table or the floor is a good place to start.


Enter The Carle's Call For Caterpillars Contest!

To celebrate The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art?s 10th anniversary year, we invite friends, families, schools, and other organizations throughout the country and abroad to create 3-dimensional caterpillar sculptures out of found materials. Be inspired by Eric Carle?s most beloved character,


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