Today I am sharing a little project I have had in the works for awhile. In my church group I work with the 8 year old girls. They have a Faith in God book that we use as a reference to plan activities. If you want to learn more click HERE I love working with these girls they are a giggly energetic bunch!
Over the last couple of months we have been working on creating Scripture Owls in between other projects. This passes off one of their goals for Developing Talents:
Make an item from wood, metal, fabric, or other material, or draw, paint, or sculpt a piece of art. Display your finished work for others to see.
I also hope it helps motivate / remind them them to read their scriptures.
To start I searched owl images until I found one I liked and thought we could replicate. I then created a pattern and handed it over to my husband. He got out the scrap wood we had around, the jigsaw and clamps and started cutting! (Thanks for the tools Mom & Dad!)
Next when the girls came they picked an owl and got to sand and stain it. We stained the entire back
and just the edge on the front
The final step to completing our creation was to pick a background paper. Trace our owl shape and cut it and the poem out. I used the cuttle bug dies to create the circles for the eyes. We used Mod Podge to glue everything together.
For the poem and scripture owl idea I was inspired by this. I did tweak it a bit so here is our final rendition:
I’m just a little scripture owl.
I’ll sit above your bed.
It’s my job to remind you
that your scriptures should be read.
As you see me here
at the start of each new day
remember scripture study
will guide you
through your day
I also found a terrific scripture reading chart HERE from Holly’s Corner under Activity Days that I printed out for each girl. They colored it in and then I laminated it and attached a wax pencil for them to mark off each day they read and mark off each book as well. Hopefully it will be a fun way to help them keep track of their scripture reading.
If you are interested in the pattern to make your own just leave me a comment and I will send you the pdf.