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Inspired by Eric Carle Picture Books: Step-by-Step Tutorial {Part 5}

My children love Eric Carle picture books and especially Eric Carle artwork because if his fantastic and creative textures! So making a 5-part Eric Carle art lesson tutorial on texture made perfect sense to us.

What better way to study his art than to cover texture step-by-step, using Eric Carle picture books for the picture study and for wonderful inspiration? Take a look at how our picture comes together.

Visit our caterpillar and butterfly hub HERE! We have dozens and dozens of awesome printables, activities and ideas that your kids will love! Don’t forget to visit our resources hub for music and fine arts! It is full of wonderful hands-on ideas for you to use at home.

What better way to study his art than to cover texture step-by-step, using Eric Carle picture books for the picture study and for wonderful inspiration? Take a look at how our picture comes together.

Eric Carle Books

We’ve covered five texture techniques this week inspired by Eric Carle’s books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (otherwise known as “the Eric Carle butterfly book”) and The Very Quiet Cricket. Get those specific tutorials below:

The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Quiet Cricket Board BookThe Very Quiet Cricket Board Book

  1. Sky and background textures in Teaching to Paint Eric Carle Pictures
  2. Grassy textures in Learn to Make Textures from Eric Carle Pictures
  3. Insect Textures in Learning about Eric Carle Artwork and Textures
  4. Blotting Textures in Eric Carle Artwork: Sun and Moon Textures
  5. Project Completion- (You’re Here)

Now it’s time to put them all together! Since you’ve already created each part of the the project (background, insect and sun or moon) all you need for this step is glue. I used mod podge because it’s so easy to use and can be brushed on. You can make your own “brushable” glue by adding water and mixing well.

Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce),Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce),Elmer's Washable School Glue 4 Fl Oz /Elmer’s Washable School Glue 4 Fl Oz /

Children should arrange their items the way they would like and glue them in place! Arranging them first before they glue is a good idea so that adjustments can be made while they are not yet attached! I only glued down the butterfly body and not it’s wings to give it a slight bit of 3D effect.

What better way to study his art than to cover texture step-by-step, using Eric Carle picture books for the picture study and for wonderful inspiration? Take a look at how our picture comes together.

So, what texture is your favorite? Or what Eric Carle book is your child’s favorite?

Thank you for reading our Inspired by Eric Carle Picture Books: Step-by-Step Tutorial {Part 5} post! Visit us soon to see the next texture revealed!

Click on the image below to see our other Eric Carle posts! ? You will love them!

Our post, Eric Carle Artwork, will show you how to easily make Eric Carle-inspired sun and moon textures! They will turn out amazing and your kids will really enjoy making them!

Eric Carle Books

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?The Grouchy LadybugThe Grouchy LadybugThe Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Busy SpiderThe Very Busy SpiderThe Very Lonely Firefly board bookThe Very Lonely Firefly board bookThe Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle)The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle)The Very Quiet Cricket Board BookThe Very Quiet Cricket Board BookFrom Head to Toe Board BookFrom Head to Toe Board Book

 

Learning the days of the week, story sequencing, the butterfly life cycle, food names and more; it is a fantastic educational story and resource. So, without further ado, here are 10 of the greatest printable hungry caterpillar coloring pages in the world!
10 of the Greatest Printable Hungry Caterpillar Coloring Pages in the World

20 of The Best Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities & Crafts

8 Hungry Caterpillar Printables and Inspired Activities

A Fun Hands-on Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity & Craft

Comments

  1. This is windetful idea. We love Eric Carle’s books too. Recently I made felt board story by “Brown bear, brown bear what do you see” book. And we will deffiney try this project. Thanks for the idea.

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