Eric Carle is a fantastic author who had spent decades creating amazing books thanks to his stellar writing and unique art-style that mixes watercolor with collage.
With Carle in mind this crafting activity encourages preschool students to make their own seahorses in the style of Carle’s artwork.
Carle-styled Seahorses. Activity to Kids
Schuylerville Public Library in Schuylerville, New York, had its own activity dedicated to kids making their own Carle-styled seahorses. These preschoolers had a wonderful time painting and putting all kinds of fun mixed-media on their works as well to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces to proudly hang in their home. It was without a doubt a big hit at the library!
Our Eric Carle inspired seahorse collages are coming along great in Counting Down to Kindergarten! One more week to go!
How to Make Eric Carle-Inspired Collage
Making your own Eric Carle-inspired seahorse is easy! You simply need a blank sheet of paper (construction paper is thicker and usually better), an assortment of paints, and any extra-stuff you have lying around the house that might be fun to include in the collage such as plastic forks, Popsicle sticks, the little tools from Play-Doh sets, and anything else that can be painted and glued-on to the sheet of paper along with the painted-on watercolors. Also, you will for sure want to have extra scrap-paper for the kids to cut-up (an adult can help, of course) into the shape of seahorses who are then glued-onto the main paper to create the exciting ocean scene!