Sunday, 2 October 2016

Autumn Owls - Exploring Different Painting Techniques

In Finland, no matter the weather, we still take the children out at least 2-3 hours a day. That’s how we encourage learning through play, developing gross motor skills, and children’s independence. But in other parts of the world, children don’t go out on rainy days, cold days, sometimes not even windy days.

Here’s a craft for those days with terrible weather when you decide to stay inside and do something relaxing. Or just something the children can do on a play date.

First of all, take heavy white construction paper and fold it in half. Then make the umbrella from a paper fan folded in half. Glue it in the middle of the card. You can make the umbrella cane from washy tape or construction paper. Make the owl using half a potato (cut the ears off beforehand) dipped in paint. Stick googly eyes and draw a beak when the owl is dry. Then finger paint some rain drops.

I hope you’ll like it!




Here are some fun autumn resources and freebies:
Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down – Song and Coloring Pages {Flash Freebie}
Fall Freebies - Flashcards and Puzzles 
Exploring Pumpkins: Coloring Pages and Task Cards {Pre-K, K, 1st}

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