Painted paper while studying Eric Carle is nothing new. We were inspired by Eric Carle for K and 1st grade students to also study how to mix primary colors to create secondary colors. Students painted full pages of paper with color mixing. Later, we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, plus looked at other Carle insect books before making our own collages.
Collage painted papers always turn out pretty great. I was really proud of these students, though. They really did a fantastic job.
This student wanted to use his purple paper as the sky. Turned out nicely, I think.