Every time Mia watches Timmy Time on Playhouse Disney, I look at the clay-mation owl character and think about how his face reminds me of a paper plate. That's the inspiration behind this project. And for whatever reason, it seems like an appropriate craft for fall.
|Paper Plate Owl by Mia, Age 3 1/2|
- paper plate
- brown paint
- yellow paint
- brown construction paper
- orange construction paper
- 2 big wiggle eyes
- 2 round Styrofoam take-out lids (or yellow construction paper)
- pencil (optional)
- newspaper (optional)
- Cover work surface with newspaper. Paint the back side of a paper plate brown. (You could also color it with crayon, marker, or colored pencil.) Allow paint to dry.
- Paint two round Styrofoam lids yellow. (If you don't have these, you can cut two circles out of yellow construction paper.) Allow paint to dry.
- Cut out two triangles from brown construction paper and glue onto the top of the plate to make ears.
- Cut two rectangles from brown construction paper, about the same diameter as the yellow eyes. Cut fringe along one side of each rectangle. Curl the fringe up around a pencil (or your finger). Glue paper fringes onto the plate to form "eyelashes."
- Glue a wiggle eye onto each yellow Styrofoam lid, and glue yellow lids just below the brown "eyelashes."
- Cut a diamond out of orange construction paper and glue below the eyes to create the beak.