We're not Eric Carle, but we wish we were. With an upcoming student show, and the need for a few large collaborative pieces, I thought it might be time to resurrect last year's lesson about illustrator, Eric Carle, and his technique of painting paper and then using that to later collage. Only this time the instead of small individual pieces, we would make much larger, group projects. So I discussed color mixing, and students covered large pieces of paper with tempera. Then they painted glue on the back of the shapes I had cut out of the paper, and attached them onto 2'X3' pieces of paper.
Here are a couple of our finished products. They make me feel happy.