Wednesday, November 9, 2011
8:37 AM Terri Thompson 17 comments
After all the inspiration for owl crafts I gathered, I ended up using bits of all the ideas and coming up with a craft of my own. I had a pile of old magazines that needed to head to the recycling bin, so before we took them out, the girls and I spent an evening around the dining room table cutting out pieces. We talked about owls and what colors they were, so decided to look for brown, black, white, and grey in the magazines. It didn't take long for use to have quite a big pile of paper.
When it was time to do the craft, I gathered brown and black construction paper, glue and paintbrushes. I drew a large oval on the brown construction paper for the body of the owl. I then took the glue and thinned it out a bit with the water to make it easier to spread. I used a ratio of about 3 parts glue to 1 part water, which worked well.
The girls started painting on the glue and covering every bit of the oval with magazine pieces. They used a lot of glue!
Finally, after a bit of encouragement on my part to actually stick the magazine pieces on the paper instead of playing with the glue, we had completed collages.
Drying time took awhile, since we had used so much glue. In the end, the collages turned out well and all the glue dried clear. Once the collages were dry, I took out my scissors and cut out the ovals. I used the scrap brown paper to cut out a branch shape.
We glued down the branch and added our collage ovals to the black paper. I had cut out yellow triangles for the beaks and white ovals for the eyes out of scrap paper. Lizzie, who's 4, put together the first owl without any assistance on my part. The second owl was done by AJ, who's 2, with a lot of mommy assistance. I love how they turned out!
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