The first craft my 3 year old son and I made was an Owl Puppet.
Here is the completed project.
Construction paper (for eyes, beak, and 'feathers')
Bottle caps (for eyes)
Paper fasteners (to attach wings)
Other materials you could use:
My son paining the plate and bag with my Grandmom helping him.
We use a pom-pom and a clothespin to create the sponge effect. (You can see the white one in the above photo and the purple one in the bottom photo.)
The owl waiting to dry so we can glue on 'feathers' and cut the wings in half.
Almost completed. Just gluing on 'feathers.'
Overall the project took about an hour to complete over the course of two days to allow for the paint to dry.
Here are some sample materials to help you get started.
Here are a few owl related books that we enjoy.