I don’t know about you, but I do love owls (especially colorful ones). I have been sucked into all the cute art and jewelry there is out there. I even started an owl board on my Pintrest account.
I was at a school book fair and ran across this book…
It is a cute little story about a lonely white owl who meets a group of colorful owls. At first the colorful owls don’t know what to think because the white owl is “different,” but they soon learn to be friends. I like the the patterns in the colorful owls.
I read this story to my 1st graders and then we drew a simple owl together on 12x18 paper. I showed the kids how to make different eyes and beaks. Once they had their drawing done, I had them outline their owl in black oil pastel. Then students started painting with tempera cakes.
The next class period they finished painting with tempera cakes. Then I gave them a variety of regular tempera paint. Students added details and designs to their pictures.
I was happy with the cute results. Each owl seems to have it’s own personality. My 1st graders always love painting :)