This project works well at Halloween or as part of a science unit about owls.

What You Need:

  • Paper plates (two per student)
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper
  • Glue
  • Black markers
  • Bottle caps (two per student)
  • Orange and brown construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What To Do:

  1. Hand each student two paper plates. The students each will cut one of their plates in half. Each half will be used as an owl wing. The whole paper plate will be the body.
  2. Children tear up the newspaper into small pieces.
  3. Students should place each piece of paper plate so the bottom side is facing up.
  4. Have children glue the newspaper pieces onto the body and two wings. The pieces should overlap slightly to create a feathered appearance.
  5. After the plates are covered in newspaper pieces, students glue the wings onto the body, with the curved edges of the wings facing inward.
  6. Students draw eyes onto the bottle caps with black markers, then glue them onto the body.
  7. Have children cut a small diamond shape from the orange construction paper, then fold the diamond in half, creating two triangles. Students put glue on the back of one triangle and glue it onto the owl to create the beak. The beak will open and close.
  8. For ears, students cut two triangles from the brown construction paper and glue them above the eyes.
  9. Have students cut out six small rectangles from the orange construction paper and glue them onto the bottom of the body, creating two feet.