Tuesday, August 24, 2010

stART: Owl Babies

After reading Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, Logan and I created this owl.

This was one of my favorite projects we've done together. I don't know if it was because we were both in happy little moods-- possibly because potty training is going so well-- or what.  I drew an owl onto contacts paper and then we stuck feathers onto the owl drawing. After we stuck the feathers on, we put a backing of blue paper behind the owl to represent the "night sky". Then Logan told me we needed a moon and a star. That really excited me because I realized he understood the idea of owls being nocturnal... although he doesn't know that word!
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell is a fabulously written and illustrated story. In the story, the mommy owl leaves for the night on a hunt and her babies wait up for her return. Logan kept telling the babies, "mommy gone." The text is very simple and clear. The text layout is wonderful. And the illustrations, besides being visually appealing, could stand alone to tell the story.
(This book and project were part of our Joyful Learning curriculum for the month of August. If you haven't checked out Hubbard's Cupboard, go there to find this project and so much more!)
On a side note to this project, after we made the owl and hung him so nicely on our door in the kitchen, I glanced over and saw this little feather sticking out.

Guess what I thought it was??? The NOT SO itsy-bitsy spider!!!
Oh, and then, I turned around and saw this lying on the floor.

Whose idea was it for me to be the mother of boys??? I was not cut out for the creepy crawlies that they adore so much!!!
stART (story + art) is a blog hop hosted by A Mommy's Adventures. I find great ideas from other moms all the time here.


  1. That is a very cute owl project. I have heard good things about that book but I haven't read it yet. I will try to check it out soon. I guess I have creepy crawlies to look forward to with my 2 month old little boy!

  2. What a fun project! I love seeing things like that :)

  3. What an adorable project!! I will have to look for this book to read with Emily. We recently went to the zoo and is so excited to learn about different animals. Thank you for linking up to stART :)