This year the theme was night life and dreams, so for the project this time we created some simple paper owls.
Inner Child Fun has an easy tutorial), but rather than try to collect dozens of used paper tubes, I created them from paper. They held up surprisingly well and were easy to customize without having to paint or cover up the entire body.
Construction paper or card stock| Scissors | Glue Stick | Pencil | Feathers (optional) | White glueSTEP ONE Choose the paper you'd like to use, then roll it into a tube starting at one of the shorter ends.
Take one end of the cylinder and fold down two sides into the center to make the owl's "tufts".
Cut out circles from colored paper for the eyes (or use googly eyes) as well as a triangle beak, and glue on to the owl's face.
For the wings, I had the children trace their hands, cut them out and glue them onto the sides.
Add any other accoutrements, like feathers (either real or cut from paper) or even a pattern drawn or painted on the body.