I wanted to expose students to different painting techniques that went beyond the paintbrush. I was drooling over Eric Carle collages and thought it might be interesting to use the same technique for fashion. Kimonos, in my opinion, are the most beautiful garment that anyone can wear. So. I gave a brief cultural lesson on kimonos and students created their design Eric Carle style, by using different tools like sponges, forks, and q-tips to add texture and then gluing the kimono and obi (sash) together. I really want to wear these!