Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Littles Learning Link Up: October 30, 2018: Paper Bag Owl Craft

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

We have been keeping busy, trying to stay on track with our My Father's World Rome to the Reformation curriculum. We are keeping up with most of our history and Bible reading, though we are a bit behind in a couple of books. As usual, we have fallen a bit behind in science, art, and music. Granted, we have had the opportunity to do some added art using a Master Kitz project from Kidzaw (one of our current review products). The children each made their own Starry Sky paintings. Here are some sneak peaks; however, I am keeping the finished product pictures for the review which will post next week. 

Let's move on to today's craft. 

I was trying to think of something different to do, something that was still a fallish theme, but not pumpkins again. I had this picture book out about fall, and there was a owl sitting in a tree in front of a huge harvest moon. And what did I happen to see in our living room? A paper bag owl Tabitha had made when she was working with Hannah a while back. So, today's craft is all thanks to Tabitha. 

Paper Bag Owl Craft

Here is what you will need:

Brown paper lunch bags
Construction paper: Yellow, black, orange, brown, and other various colors for accessories
Glue sticks
Black Markers

In preparation I cut out the following for each child:

2 yellow circles
2 small black circles
1 orange triangle
2 orange feet (shaped like rounded-off triangles)

The children started by gluing on the yellow eyes, the black pupils, the beaks, and the feet.

Then they used the black markers to draw feathers on the paper bag, and add details to the eyes and feet.

We also added a bow to the girl owl and a bowtie to the boy owl using two triangles glued together at the points.

Then we traced their hands onto brown paper for the wings. Make sure the fingers are closed.

The children then crunched the newspaper into balls for the stuffing.

Then we attached the wings to the sides of the bags.

Didn't Tabitha come up with a cute craft?

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

A couple of weeks ago I shared my review for St. Bartholomew's Eve from Heirloom Audio Productions. This week I will be posting my review of Math-Whizz from Whizz Education

In November I will be sharing reviews for two products. The first will be of the MasterKitz from Kidzaw that I mentioned above. And then I will share about Guitar360 later in the month. Tabitha and my husband were both thrilled to find out we were going to be learning to play guitar.

Here are a few things I would like to share with you:

Pumpkin Fun Round Up
(Some wonderfully fun pumpkin ideas, no jack-o-lanterns involved)

Torn Paper Pumpkins

Two-Sided Paper Plate Pumpkins

And, seeing as Thanksgiving less than a month away. . . 

Thanksgiving Round Up

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 8 wonderful post linked up. I will be featuring the most clicked on post, plus one randomly selected post.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Ta'Neisha from Marriage, Motherhood, & Makeup shared Marble Shaving Cream Art.

This week's most clicked on post is:


Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

I am sharing over at

Homeschool Coffee Break


  1. That paper bag owl craft is adorable! Thank you for sharing.

  2. What an adorable owl craft!

  3. I think I should have linked up my second link instead of the first. The first is a WW, and the second is a craft. I love the owl! It's cute, and a lot of different ages of kids could do it.


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