I have always wanted to go to the Eric Carle Museum. The fact that it is an hour and a half away from us kept the day trip out of reach for me. Until last week! I thought that the first week of summer vacation was the perfect time. Camps haven’t started yet, I have energy, the kids are still friends with one another…
It was worth the trip. I recruited my mom to come, which made the drive more bearable. My littlest loved it because she is the perfect age for Eric Carle books and my big boy wasn’t totally over Eric Carle yet. I loved looking at his original collages, where you could see all the layers of paint and paper that he used to compose the butterfly or cricket.
The museum has very nice exhibits, a wonderful shop that has the best of the best children’s books, and it has a big art studio with authentic projects using good supplies.
The day we were there they were making stamps.
Eric Carle Museum Stamps
- Foam Insulation (1 inch thick or more)
- Foam sticker sheets
- ink pad
- Cut the foam insulation into 3 inch x 3 inch squares.
- Cut the foam sticker sheets into the shape you want for your stamp.
- Peal off the back of the foam sticker.
- Adhere to the foam insulation block.
- Use as stamp with the ink pad.
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