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Inspired by the Wonderful World of Eric Carle Books

Inspired by the Wonderful World of Eric Carle Books

Celebrating the wonderful world of Eric Carle, beloved author and illustrator by highlighting some amazing art work inspired by his books. Best known for The Hungry Caterpillar and his Brown Bear series, his tissue collage technique is easily recognizable and adored by young fans all over the world.

We didn’t have to search far to find these incredible art projects inspired by Eric Carle books, for more information about each project see the links below.

Beautiful art projects inspired by Eric Carle books

The dialogue that accompanies this mixed media piece based off of Eric Carle’s, The Tiny Seed, is in French but I have seen several school projects done in a similar manner using black and white photos of the child’s hand.

Bead & Button Seahorse

Kindergarten Draw Me a Star project

Merri Cherry’s mixed up chameleon

Individual Lonely Firefly Craft

And a collaborative lonely firefly bulletin board

Personalized art to go with Papa, please get the moon for me

Tin foil stars to go with Draw me a Star

Colorful Collection of Eric Carle Books

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting this website with your purchase through these links His books not only provide a great source of inspiration to teachers and parents to connect with their children on the subjects of animals and nature, but are also a fantastic way to introduce colors, numbers, and sounds to children everywhere. Here are just a few of his titles to get you started exploring the wonderful world of Eric Carle

Collection of colorful Eric Carle books for kids

The Tiny Seed
The Mixed-Up Chameleon
The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse
A House for Hermit Crab
Animals, Animals
Papa, please get the moon for me


More great books from beloved illustrator Eric Carle

10 Little Rubber Ducks
The Foolish Tortise
Draw Me A Star
Mister Seahorse
Little Cloud

Want more inspiration?

Check out these links for more Eric Carle inspired activities:

– This mixed up chameleon scavenger hunt might just be my favorite follow-up book activity ever
– Cute activities for the Hungry Caterpillar story time
Sea horse tissue paper art project
– What makes you grouchy? Grouchy Ladybugs
Giant Sunflower craft


Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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