However, in the December 2011 issue I earned my buck back when I found this cute idea for a toilet paper owl.
|Please excuse the scribbles on my mag pic.|
Apparently my helpful 3 y/o liked the craft idea too.
Georgia, after seeing a HUGE owl fly at the bird show at the Safari Park in San Diego is scared to death of owls. She didn't even want these cute little guys in her room. That sucker was huge in real life!
*Optional: paper punches (think 50% off coupons at your local craft store - worth the investment for future school projects)
Simply stand the cardboard tube upright and fold down the edge to make ears. Give an extra pinch on the folds to ensure they stay down. Cut the length to any size you prefer. Parents Magazine suggest 3", I opted for an aviary of 9, so mine differed in heights. Once you paint the body, let dry before applying the eyes, wings, feet, and beak. Attach all with a glue stick and voila!
The craft paint I purchased was .49$ full price (though I'm sure you could find a deal and stock up). The paper was .25$/sheet and I over-purchased with 8 sheets. Whoa! Big spender here! Becaues the owls are hollow in the middle, I was able to adhere them to the wall by pushing a thumbtack through the back of the cylinder. Easy peasy and did the trick.
What else could you use these cute little guys? Birthday party? Children's craft? Puppet show (if put on a popsicle stick)? Give us a hoot out!
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