These cute owls have moveable wings and look adorable taped on the wall or hanging from the ceiling. This is an old preschool craft and I love seeing the little personalities appear even when a whole group of kids are doing the same activity. I don't consider this type of activity an art or a craft project but more of a skill-based project. This is a chance for children to practice their cutting and gluing, follow a sequence of steps, learn to use brads and a stapler, etc.
- 2 pieces of brown construction paper (8 1/2"x11")
- scrap pieces of white, yellow, black and orange construction paper
- scrap of newspaper - print only (not pictured)
- 2 brads
- glue stick
Cut one of the pieces of brown paper into a large oval. Fold over the top about a third of the way down, do not crease, and staple once in the middle.
Cut a triangle shaped beak from the orange paper and glue on top of the staple.
Cut two large circles from the white paper and glue in place for the eyes.
Cut two medium sized yellow circles and glue inside of the white circles.
Cut two small black circles and glue inside of the yellow circles.
Using the other sheet of brown paper, cut two large tear drop shapes for the wings. Connect the wings to the body with brads.
Tear up small pieces of brown paper, white paper, and newspaper.
Glue torn paper "feathers" onto the body and wings.
- For more variety, use different colors of paper for the body and wings.
- Make different sizes so you have a whole family!
- For the youngest kids, cut out the shapes for them. For the small ones draw the shapes on the paper so they can practice cutting. For the more experienced ones let them practice their free-hand cutting and stacking the paper so as to cut more than one shape at a time.