First, watch this trailer made by Mr. Carle back in 2009 when The Hungry Caterpillar celebrated its 40th anniversary. He shows how he paints tissue paper with various brushes and uses that in his collages.
When we tried it the kids kept ripping the tissue paper so we painted regular white typing paper instead.
We used various sized brushes drawing them across the paper at different angles to produce a variety of textures. When the paint was dry we each drew ideas for collages, choosing a few to try. We used regular white glue (Elmer's) to glue everything together.
An awesome butterfly!
A self-portrait and a lightning bug.
Apples in a basket.
Make some time this summer to relax a little, read some Eric Carle books, and create some beautiful art together as a family!