Friday, August 16, 2013

Freebie Friday *more owls!* & TPT Back-to-school sale!!! 300 Follower Giveaway Winners!!!!!

How did Friday's get so busy? I don't know but I think it happened when August reared it's ugly and (not so) hot head.

Let's get down to business, shall we? And fun business it is!!!

Owls, owls, owls. I just can't get enough of them. At open house this year my students will be creating their very own owl to hang in the hallway that is unique and individual as they are. In fact, that's my fall theme - birds of a feather. *insert plug for Perry the Peacock... what?! you've never heard of Perry the Peacock?!! Look to the right of this page and click on the link. There will be no regrets, I promise*
As I was saying, this is a small and quick project that my students will be doing on open house night. I'll get these cute owls hung with each student's name in the hallway as my welcome bulletin board.

the end product looks like this! aren't they irresistable?

I did a demo with my Sparkles and documented the whole process. Here it is...

You start with the printable template and an assortment of colored or patterned paper. I chose scrapbooking paper that came in 25 sheet packs for $5 at Wal-Mart,

I also used foam sheets to trace the templates on so that they would be sturdy and usable for many years to come. 

I printed the templates and then cut them out.

Then I traced the templates onto the foam sheets. It took two 8.5"x11" sheets.

After the foam templates were cut out and labeled with a Sharpie, I chose the papers I wanted to use for the body parts. The idea is that students will choose different colors and patterns for each part, making their owl as individual as they are!

The littlest Sparkle traced the patterns onto the backs of her chosen paper.

Then she cut the pieces out. 

Since I love playing teacher the Sparkles put up with my step-by-step directions. I wanted to see how the process played out in real time with real kids. 

LS (Littlest Sparkle) glued on the pupils and the eye lid onto the eye ring. 

She glued on the belly, leaving a space at the bottom so that the background paper made a nice frame around the oval belly.

She flipped her bad boy over and glued his feet to the backside of the body. This made it look like the feet were nestled under those colorful feathers. 

She flipped him back over and glued on his eyes.

Time for the wings! LS decided to have her owl waving, so one wing was glued to the front....

and the other in back. 

Well, hellooooo Mr. Owl!!

Every owl needs a little shine in his eyes so LS added a "Twinkle".

I secretly was hoping for derpy twinkles!

I bet you can't wait to get your hands on this kit, can you? You're in luck because I just posted it NOW, at 1:34 am. 

This kit comes with some swag. Print out the mini-posters or lettering and you have a nearly-instant and kid-created hallway attraction!

hallway name tags

8.5"x11" mini-poster, comes in grades K-5

part of the lettering for "Look whooo's here"

Big bubbly "whooo's", just waiting for you to print and trim!

You know how I love a giveaway, so enter here to win one of TWO Design-an-Owl Classroom Craft Kits!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

It can't be a Friday without a Freebie!! You can get the bulletin board portion of this kit for free!

and of course this Freebie is linked to TBA's Freebie Friday. Thanks TBA!! You ROCK!!

and now let's take a moment from our irregularly scheduled program to plug the Teacher's Pay Teacher's Annual Back To School Sale!! 

Of course I'll be participating, and you can get this boodle (yes, really a word!) and a heck of a lot more at my TPT store. Stock up and check out on Sunday or Monday for 28% off of everything I have to offer!

And last, but certainly not least, are the winners of P&P's 300 follower Giveaway!!

but first, let's see who won last week's Dots and Chevron Classroom Design Kit, shall we?
LuAnn Clark Garrett 

Luann, I'll be sending you an email with your swag soon!! Be on the look out!!!

Now..........drumroll, please......

Winner Pack #1 goes to.....
Schoolhouse Treasures!!

Winner Pack #2 goes to...
Roxanne Clinton!!

Winner Pack #3 goes to...
Karen Barnes Huffman!!!

Winner Pack #4 goes to...

Winner Pack #5 goes to...
Michelle Jaquillard!!!

Oh boy, that was fun!! Thank you so much for all your entries, donations, and absolute awesomeness. I'll be sending out emails to winner and donators by this weekend. 

Happy Friday, happy weekend!!


  1. I REALLY want to enter this giveaway (if you've visited my blog, you'll see that I love all things crafty!), but it's showing that the giveaway is not accepting entries yet...can you please let me know when it's "open for business"? Thanks so much! ~Deb
    Crafting Connections

    1. Ugh! That's what happens when you burn the candle on the rear end too long!
      It should be working now! Thanks for letting me know!

  2. Okay, I'm sittin' here, but I don't know if I qualify for the cute part. Thanks for the smile! (and the giveaway) :)

    1. We are all cute in August. It's April when we start to look a little harried.

      Oh my goodness, are those eggs in your photo? Are you a chicken raiser???