November 4, 2013

Owls with Printed Feathers/Art at the Daycare

Owls with Printed Feathers

These cute little owls were made by the Explorers and the Toddlers (ages 12-24 months) at Cornerstone Child Development Center where I teach art.  Read on to see how they did it.

As soon as I entered the Explorer's classroom and set down my art bag, these little artists made their way over to the art table.  One little guy managed to sit down at the table before it was pulled out from the wall.  I'm not sure how he did it, but that's what I call motivation.  


  • First the children printed feathers on their owl's body.  They used green paint applied with detergent bottle lids.  I kept reminding the children they were making circle prints.

  • Children this age tend to print over and over in the same spot.  I kept turning their papers to help them print all over.

  • Then came the owl's eyes.  I put glue on the back of each eye, and the children placed the eyes where they wanted.

  • Once the eyes were placed, the children pat-pat-patted to help them stick.

  • The tummy was placed next, followed by the beak.  Each time I handed out a new feature, I repeated the name of the shape.  Some of the toddlers said the name before I did.  Great job toddlers!  

  • Toddlers love to help.

  • And with that the owls were done.

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