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Autumn Owls Leaf Collage
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Autumn Owls Leaf Collage

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Capture the beauty of autumn leaves with this colorful owl collage!

This activity is appropriate for:
1st – 3rd grade / 6 – 8 years

You will need:

Before you begin:

Take your class on a fall nature walk and encourage them to collect a variety of fall leaves.


  1. Provide students with a large sheet of blue or white construction paper, a copy of the owl template and a pair of scissors.
  2. Have students cut out their owls and glue them to the construction paper. (You may want to precut the owls for younger students.)
  3. Instruct them to gently glue leaves in overlapping rows onto the owl body and in a circular pattern on the face. Then glue two large leaves onto the sides of the body to create wings.
    Note: Have them arrange the leaves so that the tips of the leaves are pointing downward on the body and pointing outward on the face.
  4. Have students glue a pair of wiggly eyes and an orange triangle-shaped beak onto the owl’s face.
  5. If desired, encourage students to use crayons to add a tree trunk and branches around the owl to complete the scene on the construction paper.

Learning Extension:

Read aloud Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel. Ask students, “What do you think the difference is between the owl in the story and real owls?” (For example, do real owls have furniture? Do they talk? Do they wear glasses?) Then have students point out the similarities between the owl in the story and real owls (e.g., they both have feathers, they both live in the woods).

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