Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Very Busy Spider

2nd graders in were inspired by
Eric Carle’s book,
“The Very Busy Spider.”
Students learned how Eric Carle created his illustrations
in his books. Like Eric, students painted large sheets of paper with bright colors and made designs in wet paint using their paint brush handles!
2nd graders cut and glued their papers to create their own Very Busy Spiders!


  1. WOW thanks for giving me your blog. VERY BEAUTIFUL artwork and creative ideas! I really like the cupcakes and the sculptures with celluclay,,have to check that stuff out!

  2. Awe these are really cute. I'd love to try this lesson someday! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Can you give me an idea how you set up the painting stations? Did the students'share' painted paper during the collaging process?

  4. These pictures inspired a recent project for my 2nd graders! They were so colorful and every kid was successful! Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas!