I am certain I have mentioned this before, but owls are my favorite animal. They have been my favorite since I was a little girl. When I was a young artist, they were also my favorite art subject & they still are today.
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I wanted to make an owl craft with my daughter. We had some craft feathers handy & I thought that they would be perfect. They were perfect, but it turns out that they made a perfect paint brush instead of a craft material. I used the feather to press & brush acrylic paint across a piece of watercolor paper. I showed my daughter what I was doing & asked her if she wanted to make one of her own. She did, so she set up shop next to me.
When the paint dried, I glued on eyes & a beak & my daughter began to work on hers as well.
She chose her own colors & dipped her feathers into the different colored paints.
Pressing the feathers onto the paper can get messy on the fingers, but luckily my daughter is no stranger to messes.
I watched as she formed symmetrical patterns with her feathers. While she worked, she explained “Mama, I don’t want to make an owl. I am going to make a butterfly. Can you see my wings?”
She asked me to help her cut antennae out of pipe cleaners. She glued on a piece of paper for the head & drew on some eyes.
Her butterfly was a great idea & it came out adorable.
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