To be honest…this is a great art project to do with your children during the cold days of winter and/or Christmas break!
Third grade wrapped up their multi-session and varied media exploration of birds with one of Mrs. Sterling’s favorite lessons…Thumb Owls.
First step is to form clay into the shape of a sausage and then stick your thumb right in the middle. Pinching out a beak and pressing two eyes with a marker cap makes an instant owl. Ear feather, wings and even adding a baby owl are all fun to experiment with as everyone had a great time learning how to use wooden clay tools to create texture on their air-dry clay owl.
This lesson comes from http://dolvinartknight.blogspot.com/2012/11/clay-thumb-owl-sculptures-2nd-grade.html