Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Eric Carle Butterflies

The Caterpillar Turned into a Beautiful Butterfly

We painted butterflies in the Eric Carle style.
(A.K.A. we painted randomly and cut out the prettiest parts.)
I used a butterfly shaped cookie cutter and traced on the most beautiful spots.

We also painted clouds like Eric Carle.
We used shaving cream on blue paper.
It started out as pink, but as she painted with it, it turned white.

We let it dry and glued on the butterflies.
She loves using glue sticks.

Lastly, she added little antenna to complete it.

Have you ever heard of the Eric Carle book Little Cloud?

It's cute and perfect for spring.

Thanks Smilemonsters for featuring this post!


  1. LOVE IT!!! We are going to be making caterpillars from the Very Hungry Caterpillar tomorrow!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. I saw this when I linked up Things I Love Thursday. I decided it would be the perfect spring day to do this with my daughter. We've made the painting and are waiting for it to dry. Can't wait to finish it :)

    Come see my Things I Love Thursday post--

    Can't wait to see dig through all the other fun projects on your blog :)


  3. I love your butterflies. The colors are just wonderful.

  4. I love the idea of using the shaving cream for clouds! Did it dry completely?

    I'm sharing on FB - and thanks for sharing at It's Playtime!


  5. What a great way to make butterflies! So cute!

  6. How pretty! We'll have to check out that book :)

  7. This is such a cute activity. I had never heard of Little Cloud. I'm going to have to check that out.

  8. great idea! so pretty and fun. awesome kid's craft.

    I'm a new follower! glad I found your blog

  9. Oh, these are so fun! I love them! I'm also excited to see how you involve picture books with your projects. Awesome!

  10. Thanks for linking up this wonderful post!

  11. I love the creative freedom this gives the kids. I featured you today.

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  12. Love those butterflies!

    We did a project a while back using the book Little Cloud, you can see it here, if you'd like.

  13. I love everything by Eric Carle. Last year we went to see an Eric Carle puppet show and Little Cloud was one of the featured stories. Beautiful project!

  14. Great to see you at the Play Academy again Kate. We love Eric Carle - and we love your butterflies too :)

  15. Really cute butterflies! :)

    Thanks for linking in last week's High paw. Hope to see you again this week! :)


Thanks for your great comments!