Students in my kindergarten class created their own papers to make flower collages like Eric Carle.
- about illustrator/writer Eric Carle
- how Eric Carle makes his papers
- using scissors
- problem solving
We first read "Little Cloud" by Eric Carle. I talked with them about brush strokes and the different shapes he used to make his pictures. Next, we traveled to Carle's website and watched a quick slide show explaining how he makes his papers.
The next time the students came we read "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle. I then explained that we will make our own flower, like in The Tiny Seed, with the paper we made from last class. I do another quick demonstration to refresh their minds on using scissors and glue.
I turn them loose and watch the creating begin!