Sunday, January 18, 2015

Projects with “Owl” theme for kids to make

Ideas the Fall/winter all seem to have and “Owl” or “Squirrel” theme. We try to stay away from the “Squirrel” theme because of my youngest son current nickname “Squirrel King”. Squirrels chase and steal his food at college. They wait for him, too. I saw this for myself.

Polka Dot Owl Magnets

Materials:    4 Art Minds Wooden Owls (HWPW-VC 82586-1203),     4 magnets, White craft glue, toothpick, Craft Smart paint, White,     Black, Sailing Sky, Grape Taffy, Magenta, Pool Blue, Dark Orange,    Matte Varnish

Paint each owl White.
Using a different color for each owl (Sailing Sky, Grape Taffy, Magenta, Pool Blue) paint half circles for the wings and use the handle end of a large paintbrush to add circles for the eyes.
Paint beaks with Dark Orange.
When all colors have dried completely, use the handle end of a paintbrush to add smaller White circles to the colored eyes.
When the white circles have dried completely, use the handle end of a paintbrush to add black circles to the white circles.
Dip a toothpick in White and add a dot to the black of each eye.
Using a toothpick for small dots and the handle end of a paintbrush for larger dots, add White polka dots to the owls’ wings.
When everything is dry, add a coat of matte varnish.
Glue a magnet to the back of each owl.

Washi Tape Hooty Owl

Materials: Wooden Owl, Paint/paintbrush, Mod Podge, Washi Tape, Cutting mat/Exacto knife, Hot glue gun

Start by painting the owl oyster white.  The eyes are turquoise and the beak is coral.  Allow paint to dry completely before adding the Washi tape.
Once the paint dries, carefully apply the Washi tape.
Flip the owl over onto his Washi tape side on your cutting mat.  Trim the excess Washi tape with your Exacto knife.
Next, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the Washi tape side to seal it.  Allow Mod Podge to dry.
Using your hot glue gun, apply the owl’s eyes to finish it off!

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