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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Whooo's Ready For Halloween?

Well, we thought we were ready for Halloween here, but now I'm not so sure.  We here on the east coast are sitting and waiting for Hurricane Sandy to work her way through.  It always is amazing to me how I am sitting here surrounded by wind and rain, others are having snow and cold, while still others are strolling along a beach somewhere in sandals and short sleeves.

So we are on a bit of a holiday from school.  No school today and no school tomorrow.  Who would of thought we would be in October and already adding on days to make up at the end of the year?  Unbelievable.

Last year it was all about Halloween for Pre-K.  We made bats, owls, and took a trip to enjoy the outside fall happenings.

Our second craft was new.  It was a craft from that wonderful magazine, "The Mailbox."  It was a cute little owl and pretty easy to make.

You will need:

brown construction paper--I made two owls out of one 9x12 sheet
brown construction rectangles about 3x4 1/2
large google eyes
orange construction paper triangles
brown paint
white paint

Because of time purposed I had all the pieces for the owl cut out and the children put the pieces together.  If there is time, the children could cut out the pieces themselves.  

Cut the 9x12 construction paper in half, then cut off a small portion of two bottom corners, just to give it shape.  I then took the two rectangles and curved one side, then the children can use scissors fray the wings, which are made with the two rectangles.

The children will need three orange triangles, two for feet and one for a nose.  On the back of the owl have the children glue on the wings and two feet.

Turn the owl over and let the children glue on the two eyes and one triangle for the beak.  

The final step is to add some feathers.  The children dip a Q-tip in some white paint and add  some white feathers.  Then they dip a Q-tip in some brown paint and add some brown feathers.    

Have fun and Happy Halloween!

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