After reading Whoo-oo Is It? by Megan McDonald, our youngest wanted to "make an owl."
I thought it might be a good opportunity to use up some of our miscellaneous craft supplies and devised this craft for him to do.
cardboard (we used the back of an empty 8x11 paper pad)
blue tissue paper
tan thin foam
triangular piece of brown thin foam (for beak)
glue (white and tacky)
1. rip blue tissue paper up into smaller sized shapes (our son loved this part)
2. spread glue over cardboard with foam brush
3. place blue tissue papers in collage form all over cardboard
4. coat the top of tissue paper with more glue
5. allow to dry
6. draw (grown-up) and cut out an owl shape from the tan thin foam sheet
7. affix with glue to blue background
8. glue rocks as eyes and triangle as beak
9. coat face of owl with glue
10. spoon rice onto face
11. squeeze a line of glue around the face and affix orange cording around face
12. using tacky glue attach feathers
13. using white glue coat rest of owl body and spoon rice over glue
14. pat rice down, then shake off excess
15. allow to dry
Inspiration art work found within our read aloud.
Linked to: Read Explore Learn; NOBH; stART; Show and Tell; and Kids Get Crafty