Owl Crafts and Learning ActivitiesWe have been in an "owl" mood lately. It doesn't help that our neighborhood owl has been rather loud in the evenings and reminding us of his presence. Elliana helped me design, cut, and sew this owl headband after she saw the one I made for her little brother. (more info here if you want to make one too) She has made many other small projects too that I really should take pictures of as they are all designed and made by her. We usually spend 2 or 3 afternoons sewing each week!
I had also been eyeing a set of fall rubbing plates from Oriental Trading Company, but didn't want to spend the $7.00 it would take to get them to my house. So, we cut up a cereal box into 4 rectangles and I free handed an owl, a turkey, and acorn, and an apple. Then, using Elmers Glue, I thickly traced my drawings. If you want to make these, I highly recommend letting the first glue dry and apply a second layer for the best rubbings.
We also made a leaf weaving project that turned out to be such a hit, that we made 18 more in fall colors for her classmates to do at school =) My fingers were SORE after cutting them all out with a little kids scissors because I could not find a grown up one. I know.... the things we will do for our kids!