Whoo Loved This Project?
All the kids enjoyed this project, which started with an almost blank canvas. Almost because each K-2 student received a canvas sporting the outline of an owl. How they painted and decorated their owls was up to them . Guess where I taught this After School Enrichment class? In the art room! The classroom had a creative vibe (no surprise), deep sinks for washing up, and light streaming in through the windows.
Happy creating, hon!
- canvas (9 x 12 or whatever size desired)
- water-based paint and paint brushes
- objects for decorating–buttons, feathers, silk leaves, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, foil paper, wrapping paper, etc.
- white glue
- paper plate, paper bowl, or palette or paints
- cup or bowl w/water (for rinsing brushes)
- paper towels or rags (for blotting paintbrush)
- newspaper (for protecting art area)
- Find an image of an owl, or whichever animal desired.
- Using the pencil, copy the outline and a few details of the owl onto the canvas.
- Set up work area, including paper plate, bowl, or palette for paints, cup or bowl with clean water, and paper towel or rags for blotting the paint brush.
- Choose paint colors.
- Paint owl. Let dry.
- Once paint is dry, glue decorative objects to canvas. Let dry.
Materials can be found in the house and/or purchased at local art stores (A Paper Hat in Maplewood) or craft stores (Michael’s). During quarantine, many local stores are filling orders over the phone and offering curbside pick up.