Owls for Sale!

Doing math is a blast when it means constructing your own awesome owl. Provide colorful craft items and tokens with which to buy them, then sell students decorations for their owl. They’ll make creatures that truly add up!




Things You’ll Need:

Owl template
Colored and/or patterned paper
Assorted craft supplies (buttons, pom-poms, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and more!)
Bowls or trays

What to Do:

1 Print out our Owl Template and cut out the owl body, feet, beak, wings, and chest. Using these pieces as a stencil, outline each body part on colorful paper. Cut out enough copies for every student to make a complete owl.

2 Gather other craft supplies that can be used for eyes and feathers, such as buttons, pom-poms, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners.

3 Next, set up the sale! Place all of the owl parts and decorations in separate bowls or trays. Complete the display by making a poster that lists prices for each craft supply. (For example, 10¢ for a set of googly eyes or 25¢ for a wing.)

5 Distribute tokens to students. (Tip: if you don’t have a set of tokens/fake coins, make your own out of the leftover paper scraps!)  

6 Finally, have students buy the parts to make their owl. Once they've "paid," students can glue the wings, eyes, feet, beaks, and feathers to their owl templates. The end product is sure to be a hoot! 



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Photo: Adam Chinitz; Crafter: Helen Quinn; Craft Idea: Palma Lindsay