To say we were giddy when kids were creating these 3D Mixed Media Owls would be an understatement! They were a lot of work and had many little pieces and parts, but they turned out so fabulous, we didn’t want to let a single one of them leave!
For the background, we used heavy textured mat board in various colors and had the kids draw leaves with oil pastels and then blend chalk pastel over the oil pastel. For the owl bodies, we used a 6ply white poster board, sharpies, oil pastels & liquid watercolors. The wings were made out of metal tooling foil that students embossed with a “feather” design and attached with brads (paper fasteners) so that they would move. The eyes were created by stacking layers of recycled painted paper circles and medicine lids for eyeballs (our new favorite do-dad). The beak was folded and glued on so that it would be poking up a bit. Lastly, we fired up the hot glue guns and mounted them on the mat board with cardboard spacers so they were elevated from the background.