Monday, October 10, 2011

Book Project: Owl Babies

 This was a fun easy project that we did after we read "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell a few times.
I had never heard of this book until I came across this project in a Mailbox Yearbook. Apparently, though, I amjust not in the know, because there seem to be tons of projects out there based on this book as their theme. The book is cute and my kids really liked it. It is said to be a good one to read when kids are about to start something new, like school, where their parents won't be with them.
You will need the supplies pictured above. For the owl trio you ace draw your own, or else you can download the one I drew HERE.
The assembly of the project is quite simple, but I will still break it down for you.
Cut out owls. Cut a branch for them to sit on. Glue brnach on paper representing the sky. Glue on Owls. Add googly eyes. Glue on cotton balls.
My kids wanted to add a little coloring. (That's the mother owl swooping back in, drawn by my 4 year old.) I would highly recommend that if you think they will want to color the owls with markers to do it before the cotton balls. the marker gets stuck in the cotton. I think crayons would work fine post-"feathering."

Hopefully you will see some more book and project duos posted by me in the future. I really like have something to remind my kids of a story or help bring it more to life. They seem to enjoy recreating a part of the story themselves too.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

We LOVE this book. I bought it when Jacqueline was young. Very, cute idea!!