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Eric Carle Club

After attending the best professional workshop I’ve ever been to at the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum, I am inspired to plan an Eric Carle Club for the spring. After introducing the children to Eric Carle, I am going to setup two different kinds of stations: a paint station and a crayon station. You’ll have most of the supplies around already. You can purchase rubbing plates (Lakeshore has great quality ones!), or you can make your own.

Eric Carle Rubbing PlatesCrayon-only table:

  • Rubbing plates
  • crayons
  • sheets of tissue paper

Eric Carle Paint SuppliesPaint-only table:

  • sheets of tissue paper
  • paint palettes/dessert sized plates
  • cotton balls
  • wine corks/coasters (see here for more details: this post was sponsored by Q-Tip so you know, but it’s still really cool!)

Eric Carle Paint FinishedFinished product.

This will be the first in a continuing series. I will use these sheets of tissue paper for the children to use in future programs to create masterpieces. Stay tuned!

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4 comments on “Eric Carle Club

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  2. This sounds like such a fun club and very creative for kids! Thanks for including a link to my MYO Rubbing Plates post! 🙂 I appreciate that! ~Julie

    • mrsshaia
      December 20, 2013

      Thanks, Julie. I wish I saw your post before I spent the money. Haha.

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