Night Owls

I want to continue this week with more Halloween themed craft art. Especially tear art. Like my previous post, tear art is so easy, simple, and budget friendly! Which is all oh so perfect for parents, and teachers alike! Here’s what you’ll need for the Pinterest Inspired Owl crafts I thought were oh so adorable!!

BENEFITS of Tear ART: 

Picking up small objects (such as tearing small pieces from construction paper)use the small muscles of the fingers, and wrists –All perfect for you little one learning how to write, holding crayons, or beginner cutters.

Supplies Needed:

-Colored Construction Paper

(Colors: Black, White, Orange, Yellow, and Blue)

-Paper Plates

-Paper Toilet Rolls

-Glue

-Scissors (For a few small  circle pieces)

As mentioned in my Pumpkin Plate Post, these supplies are fairly inexpensive. Check out your local Dollar Tree or WalMart for supplies! I’ve seen glue, paper plates, and colored construction at both locations under $3, even less!!

I’ll start with this fun Midnight Owlet craft. Inspired by Art With Mr. Giannetto from YoungSchoolArt, these little owlets placed on blue construction paper made me swoon with joy!

Tear Art | Midight Owlet

PINTEREST Inspired By:

Art With Mr. Giannetto (YoungSchoolArt)

Directions:

  1. Taking your brown colored construction paper, tear out pieces about 1-2 inch cubes.
  2. Create the body of your owl. What makes the owl stand out is the eyes (which we will get to later on).
  3. Make some well defined ears popping out on the left and right parts of the owls head.
  4. Tear, glue, set to dry.
  5. As we wait for the owls body to dry, take your scissors and cut out two long (2.5-3 inch) orange strip legs.
  6. Cut out four 1inch strips for the toes of owl.
  7. Still using the orange, and scissors, cut out a 2-3inch triangle. This will create the bill (beak).

And viola! Here you have quick and easy construction paper Night owls!! Add them to your classroom, or to your home!

Enjoy with your little ones or your students!!

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Check out more cute festive Night Owl Crafts done my some amazing classes. Be sure to visit their sites to check out more creative crafts and festive fun!!!

Tear Art | Night Owls

PINTEREST Inspired By:

Carissa116 (5th Grader @Point Pleasant Elementary)

Great for ages 2nd to 4th grade (4-9)

 Toilet Paper Rolls | Owls (Paper tear edition)

PINTEREST Inspired By:

Deschdanja (Handmadekultur)

Pumpkin Plate

Fall is here, which means pumpkins, apples, and Halloween is our main focus for home-schoolers, parents, and teachers alike! Fall is such an enjoyable season for festive crafts, and also tuning into our creative side for DIY costumes, and home decor! One of my favorite mediums to use for crafts is construction paper. The colored sheets of paper, gives great opportunity to create in so many ways!

Using construction paper, children will practice their tearing skills to create a few fall favorites. From an apple core, pumpkin, candy corn, to an owl. Tearing is a great small motor practice and enjoyable even for students who can cut!! I did this craft with both my boys ages 5 and 9. I gave my 5 year old the easier one, and my 9 year old a more difficult one. Check them out below!

Supplies Needed:

-Colored Construction Paper

(Colors: Red, Black, White, Orange, Yellow, Green)

-Paper Plates

-Glue

On A Budget?

These supplies are fairly inexpensive. Check out your local Dollar Tree or WalMart for supplies! I’ve seen glue, paper plates, and colored construction at both locations under $3!

Tear Art | Pumpkin/ Jack-O-Lantern

Great for ages pre-schooler to 1st grade (4-6)

Directions:

  1. Take a paper plate, flip it over to the back/flat surface so it facing up.
  2. Using Brown construction paper, tear out a large “finger” sized piece for the stem of the pumpkin.
  3. Glue the stem on the top middle part of the plate.
  4. Tear out 2 inch piece of the Orange construction paper, and glue all over paper plate, leaving no white exposed.
  5. (OPTIONAL step) Take green construction paper, tear out a few pieces for the vines of the pumpkin.
  6. Using the Black construction paper, tear out your jack-o-lantern’s eyes, nose, and pieces for mouth.
  7. Tear, glue, set to dry.And voila! A pumpkin/jack-o-lantern made out of teared art!! As mentioned, this is a great, fun and easy exercise for fine motor skills.

Try this craft this month of October, as we prepare ourselves for Halloween! Jazz up your home or classrooms with different pumpkins, made by out littles –that’s one great festive way (and cheap way too!) to decorate! Nothing like DIY/Craft to help add charm to a space!

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Be sure to check my blog out daily, as this month on I’ll be continuously posting fun cool crafts, decorating tips, and other creative content to share!

Happy October!!!