She was inspired by the Kindergarten is a hoot bulletin board at Meri Cherry. Here's how she helped her Sunday School class create their own owl crafts:
Have the kids place two triangles at the top of the paper (but not touching the edge). For each step, it's a good idea to have them lay out the pieces so they can make adjustments before gluing them down.
Next, kids can add the eyes (cut and assembled ahead of time).
Each child should choose 3 to 5 triangles and glue them to the bottom of the paper to form the tail. Make sure the triangles don't touch the bottom edge of the paper.
Demonstrate how to draw around the ears, eyes, and tail with a piece of chalk. It looks best if kids drawn the line coming down between the ears rather than straight across.
Starting at the bottom, kids can fill in their owl with triangles. Have extra scraps of paper on hand so they can make details like beaks and feet.
When they're happy with their creations, cut on the line and glue onto a new piece of paper.
I love how each owl has its own personality.
Some books that would pair perfectly with your owl craft:
Sam and the Firefly by P.D. Eastman describes the friendship between an owl who follows the rules and a mischievous firefly. This suspenseful story contains lots of word repetition.
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. (Don't forget to make some owl puppets too.)
Owl Howl is a really cute story about a little owl who is crying in the forest. Lots of animals stop to try to comfort him. A crow offers to play, a squirrel offers a nut, and the beetle tries rocking her in a cobweb, but she just keeps howling. Finally, the baby owl flies to her Mommy and when Mommy Owl asks what's wrong all the forest animals stop to hear what all the commotion was about. It's a funny ending and perfect for preschoolers. (We made our own owl howlers for this book.)
Owl Moon describes how a walk in the moonlight becomes something magical when seen through the eyes of a child. The poetic language and beautiful watercolor illustrations make the reader feel as though they're going owling in the nightime forest right along with the young girl and her father. (This book is also a good fit for a snowy owl craft.)