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

Hours

  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Making Art Together

Tiny Homes with Natural Materials

For a recent Special Sunday The Studio's two interns, Hannah Pancione (left) and Emma Rodrigue (right) worked together to design an activity for guests and documented their process and interactions. Here is their report on the day.

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Butterfly Gardens

Last weekend several families joined us in The Studio for the family workshop "Butterflies and Caterpillars," where we made a series of fun spring-themed projects. One activity that was a big hit with kids and parents was working together to make a paper butterfly garden. We provided an array of colorful paste papers, stamped construction papers, and other fun accessories like pom poms and sequins to turn into beautiful flowers, leaves and butterflies.

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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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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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