The following guest post is written by Ashley Merrick-Rives of Me & Marie Learning. Ashley is a ‘mom-teacher-blogger’ and an in-home childcare provider. Her blog chronicles her adventures.
In our neck of the woods, fall has arrived. The crisp cool air puts us in the mood for pumpkins, hot cocoa and Halloween! Halloween is my favorite time of year, I love everything about it!
So, to get us in the Halloween spirit and create an adorable decoration, we created a Halloween Owl!
Halloween Owl: Fun Fall Craft for Kids:
Want to make your own Halloween Owl?
Here are the materials you need:
- Owl cut-out (very easy to make!)
Start by cutting out a general owl outline (like a fat oval with pointy ears).
Glue on google eyes. With the orange paper, cut a small beak by folding the paper in half and cutting a V shape.
Glue on the beak below the eyes.
Next, we added a flat cupcake liner to look like a round belly on the owl.
Then, we folded the cupcake liners in half with the printed side out. These folded liners served as the wings.
We used several cupcake liners layered on top of each other to create a full set of wings.
Last, we added legs to our owl using the orange paper.
I love the Halloween spirit this little owl brings to our kitchen, he proudly displayed on the fridge! Plus, it was an easy and fun activities for my daughter and I to do together. Another wonderful fall memory made together!
Ashley is the owner of Me & Marie Learning, a blog all about early learning. She has taken some time off teaching in a traditional setting to be at home with her young children. Ashley is now an in-home childcare provider, teaching her own and other children in her preschool room. Ashley has a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education with a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy.
Looking for more activities for ringing in Halloween (and sneaking in a little learning) with your littles?
Check out this super cute turkey pumpkin craft (simple and so adorable!) for some early Thanksgiving fun, or stop by and follow these great educational Pinterest boards: