Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Eric Carle's Butterflies K8

5 year olds.

A classic story with beautiful illustrations was our motivation today.

Many of the children were very familiar with the work of Eric Carle. I read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

We looked at how the illustrations were made.

Painted paper ready to cut up.

Ready to use the wing templates on the painted paper.

The clean up

The children painted a sheet of paper, mixing their own colours from the primary colours I gave them.

While this was drying, the children searched for magazine pictures of the food they thought the caterpillar could have eaten. They stuck these pictures around the edges of their orange paper.

As time was short, I provided the children with "tear drop" shaped card. These acted as templates for the butterfly wings. They traced around them in pairs, cut them out and assembled their butterfly. I also had some lovely bright coloured adhesive which they used to add details with.

Paint organisation.


  1. Gretchen, K8 thought that this work was amazing.
    They can not wait to work with you again because making art with you is lots of fun.
    You have great ideas.

    1. Thanks. You make art day enjoyable for me too.

    2. Thanks. You make art day enjoyable for me too.



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