Sunday, October 2, 2016

WHOOO loves to read? Another seasonal bulletin board craft!

Just in time for our school's Fall Open House, I put together my CUTEST fall bulletin board yet! This owl-inspired craft was a FAN FAVORITE by my students! We had so much fun cutting and gluing our owls together. Not to mention, it was wonderful to read all of my students' favorite books so far this school year!

You can find this owl-inspired craft in my TPT store, but you'll also need a few other materials if you wish to recreate this craft. I stopped by Hobby Lobby--my go to store--to pick up a few of the supplies.

You will need:

  • Brown paper lunch bags (1 for each student in your classroom)
  • White cupcake liners (2 for each student in your classroom)
  • Feathers...I picked up two packs and had more than enough
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Fall colored card stock...Hobby Lobby had a GREAT deal on a fall colored paper pack!
Once you pick up your supplies you're ready to get crafting! I split up this craft into 3 days...we worked about 15 minutes at a time to put our owls together. I had my kiddos cut out all of the owl body templates. Then, I showed them step by step where to glue each body part on the brown paper bag (I also trimmed the ends of the bags so they would fit better on the card stock). The trickiest part for them was positioning the wings on the side of the body. I also modeled several times how to glue the black eyes inside the cupcake liners and the cupcake liners onto the brown paper bag.

Then, we wrote about our favorite books and illustrated the book covers using the writing template. Last, I had the kids glue their writing templates at the bottom of the colored cardstock. After my 3rd graders turned their colored cardstock and owls in, I was able to hot glue the owl bodies and add a couple of cute feathers on the top of the head. ADORABLE! I love how these little critters turned out. My students were so proud of their owls they asked if they could take them home that afternoon! Can't wait to think up my next winter-themed bulletin board craft! :)

I have a free version of my "My Favorite Book" template pictured in this fall craft. This download is available for those who also feel the need to tie any and all art projects back to the curriculum! Click here to download the freebie to use with ANY craft or project! :)

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