Search form

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

Accessibility Information

Visit the carle


Making Art Together

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.


Recent Wildwood Elementary Visit

Making pop-up books is always one of my favorite projects to teach. I had the chance to make some books with a group of students at Wildwood Elementary here in Amherst a few weeks ago.

Fabric Collage Greeting Cards

I promised some ideas for making greeting/holiday cards with kids.  Here is one which will require a little prep and assistance from an adult since it calls for a specialty material and the use of an iron. First, see what you have for fabric. Scrapish pieces will do. The bottom half of the tee shirt that ripped and a piece of the skirt with the stain on it will do. READ MORE


To Top