Friday, November 5, 2010

Paper Plate Owl

Toddler, Pre-K, K

This was fun and simple, and it doesn't take much time (once your paint dries), so if your child has a small attention span like mine--this is a great one!

For this craft you will need:
  • Two paper plates
  • Brown paint (washable is best)
  • Orange, yellow, and white construction paper (scrap pieces is fine)
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue Stick
Paint your two paper plates brown all over, and let them dry (takes a few hours).

Now, cut one of your plates in half. Cut around the other paper plate and cut ear shapes at the top sides (just slightly rounded triangles).

Cut round circles from your yellow paper. Cut slightly smaller circles with your white paper, and even smaller circles with your black paper. I free handed all of these things, but the blog where I got the idea has patterns for you to use if you want.

Now glue the white on to the yellow, the black in the middle of the white, and then the whole eye to the whole paper plate. Add a triangle nose just under the eyes.

Your two paper plate halves are the wings. "Curvy" side up, cut side goes down. I stapled mine to keep the wings more secure and to speed up the process.

I also added a hole at the top and put some ribbon through it to hang and enjoy our creation.

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