Thursday, March 1, 2012

Inspired by Eric Carle *UPDATE*

*UPDATE* The finished product....




We have been "voraciously" reading Eric Carle books this week. It all started with The Tiny Seed and then it just "blossomed" after that!


We have also read:  The Grouchy Lady Bug, A House for Hermit Crab, and The Very Lonely Firefly.
I was very pleased to see several students checking out Eric Carle books during our weekly library visit.

We were very inspired by the artistic style of Eric Carle so we decided to give it a try!

First, we colored 6 x 9 sheets of paper with crayons. We mixed the colors and the direction of our coloring to give the paper more depth and texture.



Next, we cut out the shapes and laid them out to create a picture.


Finally, we glued everything in place and signed it with our "artist" signatures.  Next week we will be creating poems to go along with our pictures.