While at home for yet another snow day, Vincent, Ava and I made owl valentines this morning. We found the idea from FamilyFun, a great website for parents and teachers.
First use the template to cut out a teardrop shape and then fold at the top, making a triangle.
Then cut out 2 eyes. Vincent was tired of cutting teardrops, so we opted for the paper punch.
You're ready to glue! Print out your saying, get your eyes ready and glue all of your owl's details.
Finally, use up all of that glitter glue (that you have in the depths of your craft closet) and add colorful eyes to your owl!
When we finally thaw out, we'll cut little holes in the bottom for some twizzlers, lollipops or smarties.
This project was a little labor intensive. It took about 2 hours to make 30 valentines. It gave both kiddos some more experience with making art. I asked Vincent if he gets to cut anymore at school and he said, "only on occasion, in art class." Hmm, I see more art projects in his future....
I enjoyed the time AWAY from the chatter of the television and video games. Seriously, if we don't go to school soon, I'm going to start homeschooling....