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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 Table Scribbles

Here in the Studio we have a table with our youngest visitors in mind appropriately called "The Toddler Scribble Table." Children (and their adults) can practice their mark-making together on large white pieces of drawing paper taped directly to the table's surface. 

When the paper fills up with marks it's easy to tear away the old paper and replace it. We typically have an array of extra large crayons for visitors to work with. Recently I added Clementine Art's Natural Crayon Rocks to the table for kids to try. These colorful soy-wax crayons are in the shape of small rocks and come in a pack of nine different colors. They're easy for small hands to hold and encourage different styles of marks because of their unique shape.

This little boy, pictured above and below, dumped out the whole basket onto the table and while holding several of the rocks at once moved them across the paper in a swirling motion.

These fun little rocks might be mistaken for candy so Clementine Art recommends on the box to supervise children while playing with their product. Do you have a "Scribble Table" in your classroom or home?



We enjoy exploring materials and ideas in the Art Studio, and we’re excited to share our process with you! Please consider the following factors when adapting these posts for your learning environment: 

We facilitate a variety of programs within the Art Studio for a wide range of age groups. Please carefully consider the age appropriateness of each individual activity in your own learning environment.

Our projects are always done with adult supervision and proper safety precautions. Be sure all of your projects are overseen by adults who likewise follow proper safety precautions. The adults overseeing your project must also be responsible for handling or assisting with any potentially harmful equipment or materials. 

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is not responsible for any damages, injuries or liabilities that result from any activities contained within this website, and we expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability therefor. From time to time, we reference materials that we have found to be particularly important in our projects. We do not receive any monetary compensation for recommending materials. 



by Diana MacKenzie

This entry was posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 8:00 am and is filed under By Diana MacKenzie, Special Events, Drawing, Toddlers, Preschool. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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