I am totally smitten with Owls lately. I would create owls all day long if I could!
3rd graders created these large owls inspired by Ginger over at Paintbrush Rocket.
I love these and wanted to put my own spin on her fun project.
First, students used a tracer to create the owl. I know some people don't like using the tracers but this class needed the shape to get them started.
Next we discussed how to create patterned lines using our scissors. Zig-Zag, Wavy, Straight etc., and then students glued them into the owl's stomach area.
Students created large eyes and placed them on the
head of the Owl. Next came the beak and claws.
We discussed briefly, the texture found on Owls- feathers.
Using oil pastels, students drew short marks
resembling the feathers.
Lastly, students used paint and the dry brush technique.
I stressed to keep their paint on the tip of the brush to
create the feather look.
Some students really loved mixing colors on their owl's wings.
Overall, I loved seeing these big-eyed guys hanging around!