After taking a closer look and purchasing a few fun scrapbooking papers, I was determined to make these with my son on a larger scale. This was a great review of shapes, good practice cutting with scissors, and combined with a non-fiction book, a lesson in one of the most fascinating nocturnal animals.
For information on owls, we read Patricia Whitehouse’s book Barn Owls (What's Awake?). We learned that owls lay eggs, what they eat, where they nest, and that they can turn their heads to see what is behind them (whoa, that’s cool!).
- Rectangle – 1 for the body
- Oval – 2 for each bird (in the same color as the body) for the wings
- Big circle – 2 for each bird in white for the big curious eyes
- Triangle – 1 cut from orange cardstock for the beak
- Heart – 1 cut from orange cardstock for the feet
- Small circle – 12, depending on the size, in printed scrapbooking paper for the body feathers (one of which you'll need to cut in half), plus 2 in black for the pupils. (We used my Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page™ 1 ½-inch circle punch.)
We attached the small circles on the body first with a gluestick, curling up the bottom of each to “fluff the feathers.” Then we added the eyes, wings, feet, and beak.