Halloween Kids Craft: Flying Owls Halloween Kids Craft: Flying Owls by Sarah McCord from MI! \r\nCrafts for all abilities! \r\nfor Ages 18 Months and Up with Adult Participation and Supervision \r\nSarah posted a picture of her Halloween Owls Kids Craft on the GummyLump Facebook page and we loved it so much we asked her if we could share it with everyone! Happily, she said yes! \r\nSupplies Needed: \r\n2 Paper Plates for Each Owl \r\nOrange paint \r\n2 Googly Eyes for Each Owl Construction Paper or Scrapbook Paper Glue \r\nCraft Foam \r\nMasking Tape \r\nScissors (CAUTION: used only by adult in this project) \r\nTime Needed: 30 Minutes plus paint and project drying time \r\nWhat To Do: In Sarah's version below the adult does all of the cutting. However, if you are working with an older child (3 years and up) you can use construction paper and child-safe scissors for this project and let the child do it all by himself! \r\nHere are Sarah's Instructions: \r\nHave each child paint 2 paper plates ADULT ONLY: After drying cut one plate in half using a pair of scrapbooking scissors to give the edges some sort of scalloped look ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 large circles from patterned scrapbooking paper ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 medium circles from white or off white paper ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 small circles from black or brown craft foam ADULT ONLY:Layer and glue these for the eyes ADULT ONLY:Cut a large triangle nose from a coordinating color to the scrapbook paper ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 small triangles from a 2nd coordinating color ADULT ONLY:Cut 2 owl feet from either coordinating color Use masking tape for assembly of the wings - gives a better hold than glue Sarah got the original idea from a Woman's World magazine, but they used colored paper plates. She loved letting the kids paint the plates themselves! She made these owls with her daycare kids ages 18 months - 3 years old. Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page! Why We Love Crafts for Kids: Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy! For Children with Special Needs: Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project. Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity. If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project. This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.