Sunday, November 25, 2007
Eric Carle has been an inspiration for many art projects in my art room. This one is my favorite. It's a three-class project that includes making the paper (use whatever technique works for you), painting the white background paper with watercolor and then finally adding Seahorses and Mermaids. I prefer to offer the children templates for the mermaids tail and body as well as the seahorse body, but often the kids would rather make their own. I interfere only when the mermaid/seahorse is drawn too small.
The children love choosing their colors, adding clothes, crowns and facial features and finally, glitter!
I have a complete "Eric Carle" Inspired lesson plan booklet on a PDF. It's $5 and comes with tons of pictures, templates and handouts. It includes this seahorse lessons as well as others.