Art based on Eric Carle’s “Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me”

We are well into our Author Study on Eric Carle.  As a beginning art project, we read the story Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.  If you haven’t read it yet, it is a beautiful and simple story about a girl named Monica who asks her Papa if he can get the moon for her as she would really like to play with it!  Over several pages, there is a scene of the Papa getting a very tall ladder and placing it on the very tall mountain so he can reach the moon for his daughter.

Inspired by Eric Carle’s artwork, this is the scene we set out to re-create.  First students built a popsicle stick ladder and colored their Mama or Papa with bright, bold markers to climb the ladder.  Then using dark blue tempera paint and mixing white to get different shades, they painted the sky.  We learned how to draw a five pointed star and students cut out stars and a moon of their choice from construction paper.  We were then ready to put all the pieces together.

The finished pieces are absolutely beautiful!  You must stop to see your child’s artwork the next time you are at the school!

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