Yes, I'm right into the Owl craze too. And why not? They are super cute and made for fantastic October Art. I began with the background. The students chose to paint with either blue or purple and then shaded in a little bit of black paint to capture that fall evening sky.
The trees were cut out of black construction paper. I threw up a picture of these button trees up on the Smartboard to give them a little bit of inspiration and let them go at their own tree designs. Button trees were found here.
For the owls I brought in a selection of scrapbook paper. We used this sewing template as the basis for our owls.
Once the children had all their pieces they glued them into place, creating a nice layered effect. I think it's one of the cutest art projects I've done with kids!