I have always enjoyed messing around with crafts and have been saving the cardboard tube from loo rolls for a while now with the idea to make some cardboard tube owls. We had a few hours to kill a week or so ago whilst Emma was napping so I grabbed the supplies and Daniel and I set to work. I dug out the crepe paper and cut it into rough squares. I then put some PVA glue into a dish and handed Daniel a paintbrush to smear the glue over the loo roll inner. He quite enjoyed this I think. We then set about sticking the paper onto the loo roll. We used lots of different colours and it was a good activity for Daniel to demonstrate his colour knowledge. Once we had decorated our loo rolls I drew some wing shapes onto card board and cut them out. We then set to sticking some feathers onto them. Daniel was getting a little restless at this stage but we tickled our noses and ears with the feathers and talked about how Owl needed some wings and as has had taken his art overalls off at this stage we had a snack and a drink then got back into things again. To fix the wings I cut two slits into the loo roll and slotted the wings in. We then did Daniel’s favourite bit – adding the eyes! He really enjoyed loved sticking the eyes on and was very proud of his finished owl, which has pride of place on the art shelf in our hallway. This was a really lovely thing to do with Daniel. We aren’t going to win any awards any time soon, but Owls a really recognisable to Daniel as Owl is in the Gruffalo story and many other books that we read so he could understand what we were aiming to create. We could also talk about the eyes, beak, wings etc. We will be doing this one again in the future I think. Have you made any Owl crafts with your little ones?
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