Thursday, November 11, 2010

All about Owl's with kids!

Due to the time change and night time coming so much earlier we thought we would teach the kids about nocturnal animals.  We were all very inspired by Owls…..we did some research and found a ton of arts and crafts the kids could do and thought we would share them with you.

This great website will provide you with so much education about Owls.  You can learn about the different types and even listen to their unique sounds.  

We found this free Owl Calendar from "My Owl Barn"  You simply select your 12 favorite owl photos and then print!  You can also find many other Owl related crafts. 

Visit her site HERE and then select the month from the drop down below each art work and hit "Download Calendar" button at the bottom of the page. You'll be prompted to download or open the PDF file. Make sure you choose to download it. Once you have the file, you can open it using Adobe Acrobat Reader and print it.

Crafts Supplies for Owl Pencil Holder (from Better Homes and Gardens)
What you'll need:
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Felt in dark purple, light purple, pink, and turquoise
  • White embroidery floss
  • Two 1/2-inch purple buttons
  • Mesh pencil holder
Download the free sewing patterns, click HERE.

1.       Trace the patterns; cut out. Use the patterns to cut felt shapes; use pinking shears to cut the circles and inner wings.
2.       Use three plies of floss and blanket stitches to outline the bottom section of the owl body and the head. Place the wings on the body and blanket-stitch outer edges together. Place the head on the body; add the circles, working running stitches around the circles.
3.       Sew buttons to the right-hand half of both circles.
4.       Tack the owl to the pencil holder at the outer wings.This owl embellishment would also be cute on a tote, t-shirt or an album cover.

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