This craft is a fun way to encourage pretend play which our kids are not getting enough of according to the experts! So many toys and activities are passive and we need to get them using their imaginations, it will amaze you what comes from their little but very creative heads! So make a puppet and encourage them to have a puppet show!
- Gather your materials. You will need an old cereal box or other cardboard, some paint, a paintbrush, popsicle sticks, a pen, glue, some buttons for the eyes, and scissors.
- Draw a big oval, 2 small ovals, a triangle, and some wings (wings aren’t pictured because I added them later – but you can do it right away!).
- Have your child paint the large oval a light color. We chose white.
- Paint the triangle and the wings a darker color. We used brown.
- Paint the eyes a bright fun color. Ours are red. Let everything dry.
- Paint the popsicle stick any color you want.
- Cut out, or have your child cut out the shapes.
- Glue the triangle onto the top of the oval.
- Glue on the eyes.
- Next, glue the buttons in the middle of the eyes.
- Glue on the wings.
- Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the owl puppet and let everything dry.
- Have a hoot with your owl puppet!
Went the little brown owl one night
Went the little brown owl,
Went the little brown owl one night,
And they all went hoo hoo hoot!
But we all know owls go ,
la di da di da!
a la di da di da!
la di da di da!
We all know owls go
la di da di da
they don’t go hoo hoo hoot!
“The Owl And The Pussy Cat” by Edward Lear and Stephane Jorisch. The classic poem is brought to life with whimsical but pretty illustrations. The story of true love sailing off on a beautiful pea green boat is a classic for a reason, it’s melodic and will appeal to children in many age groups. I had to memorize this in grade 3 for Madame Griffin and still hold it dear to my heart!
“The Sleepy Owl” by Marcus Pfister is a cute little story about an owl who overslept. The author is well known for his “Rainbowfish” character but don’t overlook this adorable and happy story!