We start with a piece of paper towel and twist it into something that looks like a tree branch. Glue it near the bottom of the paper.
Nest we trace and cut out an oval for the owl's body. Trace and cut out two large yellow circles and two smaller black circles and glue on for eyes. They should touch in the center of the oval, near the top. then using a small strip of black paper we draw and cut out a row of ovals and glue on the bottom of the oval for feet. I try to get them to make them also overlap the branch but the
3-D aspect makes it difficult sometimes.
Then we take a 3x5" paper fold in half and draw two arches for the one piece eyebrow. I show them what to do if their eyebrow comes out in two pieces in stead of one. Glue overlapping the center of the eyes.
We then fold a small orange paper in half and draw a triangle top sitting on the fold a the bottom. Cut out for a diamond shape and glue onto the bottom of the eyebrows for the beak. Again I show them how to use two triangles for a beak if they draw and cut wrong.
Final we take another 3x5 paper and tear into small rectangles for feathers. I show them to start a row of feathers right above the feet and move up, making sure not to cover up the beak or eyes.
These are pretty successful and the kids enjoy the finished product.