This fabulous project was inspired by a dear friend of mine, Ginger, over here. I have done them before and loved them so much! Her project was done in 2009 and just like a fine wine, gets better with age!
We added this project to our Fairy Tales and Fables Unit
I read this delightful poem to my 2nd graders
A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The more he heard, the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird?
Class One: Tree
2nd grade students first used pre-painted paper to create the tree trunk and branches. We discussed how branches are formed on a tree.
Class Two: Creating the Owl
Next, students cut the shapes of the owl. (Students did use a circle tracer for the head and wing.) After the body, head and wing were created the details were then added. (Eyes, beaks, claws, etc.)
Class Three: Leaves
The last step was to add painted paper leaves with veins drawn with oil pastels.