Feeling Wise? Make a Paper Plate Owl

Are you a night owl? Try creating these paper plate beauties with your children.  Every owl will be unique. Encourage your kids to experiment with their ideas using colours and paints.  Be brave! Let your child play with the paints, mixing the colours to see what they can make.  Art activities with kids are an exploration. The only mistake is not starting. This is a brilliant activity for kids aged 4 to 7 years.


Materials: Three paper plates, paint of your choice, small piece of black paper, yellow paper and orange paper. Various things to decorate eg. Glitter, sequins etc.
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Step 1: Fold one plate in half and cut down the middle. These will be the wings.
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Step 2: Draw half a rectangle at the top of the second plate, these will form the ears head of the owl after you have cut this area out. The remaining whole plate will be the body.


Step 3: Paint or colour all plates and let dry. Glue all the plates together in the shape of an owl. Let dry.
Step 4: Draw eye shapes on the yellow piece of paper. Draw two smaller round circles onto black paper and a triangle on the orange paper.
Step 5: Cut out all pieces.
Step 6: Glue these pieces onto the head for eyes and a beak.
Step 7: Decorate your owl with glitter glue/sparkles, extra paint etc. I used by finger to dab a darker blue colour on to the belly of the owl and glitter glue for the feathers. Use whatever you have on hand for decoration.


Quote for the day …
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitation, consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.”
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali



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