During the fall our son and I made an Owl Puppet together. With a few changes this puppet could easily be turned into a variety of different birds to fit the season you are currently in.
- Paper bag
- Paper plate
- Construction paper (for eyes, beak, and 'feathers')
- Bottle caps (for eyes)
- Paper fasteners (to attach wings)
Other materials you could use:
- Googly eyes
1. Our son painted the paper plate and bag with Grandmom helping him.
2. 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.)
3. We needed to let the owl dry before we could glue on 'feathers' and cut the wings in half.
4. Almost completed. Just gluing on 'feathers.' We used different shaped construction paper instead of real feathers.
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.