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Small Group Visits

Newspaper Owl

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  • Newspaper Sheet
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes (or Black Marker)
  • Orange Paper (or Orange Crayons/Markers)
  • Glue
  1. Cut out the main body of the owl, 2 eyes, and 2 wings from the newspaper sheet. (Template)
  2. Using orange paper, or paper you will color orange, cut out your owl’s legs and beak.
  3. Glue the eyes, beak, wings, and legs onto your owl.
  4. If you don’t have googly eyes, draw on the eyes with a black marker.
  5. Once your owl is dry, use whatever materials you have at home to decorate it.

Age Adjustments
  • Younger Children: Parents can make the base of the owl, and children can decorate its body with whatever materials are available at home.
  • Older Children: Show children a picture of the owl and ask what shapes they will need to create their own. See if they are able to complete the challenge with provided supplies.

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