We went to an owl themed birthday party last week and don’t you know that suddenly owls are the girls’ favorite animal now. We’ve researched owls. Written brief essays about owsl. Drawn owls. So logically we’d have to make an owl pillow to snuggle and play with.
It’s Owl-Tastic! We went pinterest crazy and designed our own owls based on features we admired in others’ creations. It took me about 45 minutes to get the tissue paper cut up into a pattern but here are the pattern pieces…
You can do this with tissue paper and various circles/cups/bowls/plates (to get the round shapes) and all other shapes I simply folded the tissue in half and then drew half the shape and cut (allowing for a mirror image and a perfectly symmetrical shape).
And this is what they looked like when we cut all those pieces out…
The lighting was bad and the raspberry pink nor the yellow beaks look like the correct hue/saturation but you get the idea. –and the girls cut out everything using a rotary cutter and fabric shears.
again- bad lighting. But they did it THEMSELVES. Yay!
(and they used the sewing machine all by themselves with the exception that they were too short to touch the pedal so I stepped in – pun intended)
check out the blanket stitching! it was her first time! way to go!
the snow owl inspired doll/pillow
and the eyes… insisted on being stitched ‘freestyle’. They’re rocking.
What crafty things are you planning on with your kids? What have you done that they just loved to pieces (and you did too)? This one ranks right up there for best craft in their book.