So, I thought they may be worth posting for you! Take a peek!
I was inspired to create this project by combining a couple different ideas I had found on Pinterest. I took the different parts I liked from both...added a little of my own creativity... and Wa-La!
The first step in this project was giving each student a black sheet of construction paper. I used the standard "large" size (12 x 18)... but then trimmed an inch of the sides because I knew I would want to "matte" them on a 12 X 18 fall color at the end. I passed out brown paper and had the kids cut out a simple branch shape. Next, I passed out a small piece of yellow paper upon which I had drawn a circle. The kids cut out the circles for their "moons." They glued those on and then were invited to Q-Tip paint on
ten stars as many stars as they chose. (LOL! I really did tell them 10...but obviously many were so engrossed in painting that they forgot to count!) We set those aside to dry.
Next, I gave each kiddo a white piece of paper. Then I led them through basic directed-drawing instructions to draw an owl. (I just made them up! I started with an oval shape for the body, then circles for the eyes, etc.) They used PENCIL first....then when finished, traced their pencil marks with back Sharpies. After that, I TAUGHT THEM how to correctly use watercolor paints as I painted an example. Then the kiddos painted their own. We cut them out carefully, and added them on to the backgrounds by gluing. Then I "matted" them onto a fall colored paper to make them pop.
What I love the most is the way that each child's owl drawing totally gives each owl his own "personality!" They are just adorable, aren't they? The kiddos did a GREAT job!
The first grade teacher next door told my class that she loved them so much she hoped we left them up all year and just added accessories...like a Santa hat, a leprechaun hat, Easter bunny ears, etc. Hee! Hee! (At least if I get too busy to change my hall bulletin board I've got options! LOL)
Blessings to you!