My youngest two (ages 4 and 5) asked if they could do a craft this afternoon. When I hesitated, they asked if they could do an owl craft. They knew they had me.
I didn't really have anything planned, so it was DLTK-Kids to the rescue. If you're the parent of a preschooler, and you do not have that site permanently bookmarked - do it now. I cannot begin to tell you the number of times DLTK's has bailed me out of a craft time dilemma.
I found an easy owl craft, and printed the template to go with it. Then, I gave the girls some strips of paper to snip up into small pieces.
I used pink, purple, and blue for more girly, and summery colors, thanks to a suggested from Christy of Superheroes and Princesses.
Once they had a good pile of paper clippings, I cut orange, triangle beaks, and gave them some yellow, tissue paper, squares to glue around the eyes.
Then, all they had to do was spread the glue, inside the outline, and cover their owls in paper "feathers"...
...placing the beaks on last.
The girls went down to nap, while the glue dried, and I promised to have their craft ready to hang, when they got up. So, while they were "sleeping", I flipped the owls over...
...cut them out...
...and glued them to blue construction paper, summer tree backgrounds, I had prepared, while they were cutting, and gluing their owls.
Thank you DLTK-Kids. You help make it...great to be a homeschooler!