We started by decorating some white paper bags (you can get 40 of them at Target for under $2.) We used bingo stampers, glitter glue, markers, scrapbook paper ... whatever we could find. Except for one - we left it plain white. (Be sure to decorate the side with the flap so you can use it to make the owls talk.)
|It was just my 3 year old and me. My five year old is nursing a hand that has several splinters caused by falling on the deck a few days ago. Apparently this injury allows him to climb the monkey bars at the park but prohibits him from crafting.|
After we decorated our bags, we added our owl parts next. I cut eyes, wings, and feathers from scrapbook paper.
Our finished owls:
Lainey liked the polka dot one made with a bingo stamper:
And I liked the rainbow one made with markers and a ruler:
Our plain white owl:
When we were finished, we were ready to read our story. The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy is the story of a plain, lonely owl who goes off to see the world. He discovers some beautiful colored owls who don't like him because he isn't pretty. When he starts to tell them his colorful stories, they see that his beauty comes from the inside.
Some other stories for your owl paper bag puppets:
Owl Howl by Paul Friester
Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan
The Littlest Owl by Caroline Pitcher