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A Place to Call Home

Help your kids experiment with cut paper collage and drawing to make your own version of "home."
on September 03, 2014

Victorian mansions, country houses, modern uptown lofts, towering apartment buildings, and pet palaces are just a few of the creative directions The Carle's guests have taken the new Every Day Art Project, A Place to Call Home. This eclectic mix of colorful paper dwellings are all on display here on the walls of The Art Studio, and I wanted to share it with you!

We're challenging guests to turn an ordinary set of paper shapes: one rectangle, one triangle and one square... any shapes and markers at the tables...into a house or building.

We have lots of house-themed books around the room to spark your imagination.

Lots of guests have given us their creations to hang in "Carleville,"

and as you can see, we're running low on real estate, so we've just added "Carle Island," complete with a friendly Loch Ness Monster living in one of the island's lakes!

You may remember another "Carleville" that guests help us create for the Every Day Art Project Create a Cityscape.

You can check out post about the 3-dimensional city we made with found materials here and here.

Who knew one simple set of shapes could turn in so many directions! Keep scrolling to see all of the wonderfully creative ways The Carle's guests of all ages collaged their houses.




Whether you live in a city brownstone like Bernard Waber's Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, or a country house, help your kids experiment with cut paper collage and drawing to make your own version of "home."

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In the Learning Toolkit blog, get quick and easy tips on how to support your child’s learning at home. From arts and crafts activities to conducting science experiments, we offer simple and fun ways to support your learner’s development at every age and stage.

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