Awesome Owl Leaf Collage


Are your kids reluctant to get outdoors now it’s turning chilly? Engage them on a nature walk with the task of collecting leaves to make this awesome Owl Leaf Collage.

autumn owl collage made from leaves

I decided to give Liam a break from a learning activity for this 2nd Grade Blogging Team project. Our theme for the week is leaves, so I set Liam a leaf art challenge. I asked him to make an owl collage using the leaves we had collected on a recent nature walk.

We did manage to sneak in lots of learning into our two previous 2nd grade activities – Create your own Superhero Comic Photo Strip and Apple Fractions.

There were signs of autumn (fall) all around us on our nature walk through the woods. The leaves on the trees are beginning to change, the autumn heather was in full bloom, berries are appearing on the trees and the first signs of a bumper bramble (blackberry) crop were becoming apparent. We collected a big haul of leaves, as we made our way around and brought them home with us, to indulge in our first autumn arts and crafts of the coming new season.

How to make an Awesome Owl Collage with autumn leaves

I wanted to give Liam as much freedom as possible during this activity, to use his own imagination and ideas to create his leaf art owl collage. So I just laid out the materials and sat back and watched him work.

You will need:

  • Selection of leaves of different shapes, sizes and colours
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Goggly eyes

He began by tracing the outline of his owl and then set on cutting and sticking the different leaves into his owl collage template.

owl collage pencil outline

He busily worked away on this project until he was happy with his owl and then proudly showed it off to his siblings (who promptly wanted to have a go themselves as well!).

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Creating collages is a great activity for kids of all ages to enjoy. You can give older children the freedom to explore and use the materials as they wish, leaving you time to help your younger children prepare the materials they need to glue and stick.

Have you completed an awesome owl project with your kids yet this autumn? If so, then I would love to see them over on my new linky “It’s Friday, We’re in Love.” I am in charge of our Owls round up in a few weeks’ time, so be sure to link up your posts now to be in with a chance of being featured.

For younger owl lovers check out our Shape Recognition Owl Collages.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the 2nd Grade Blogging Team have been getting up to with their leaves this week:

Tree Leaf Collection with {FREE} Leaf ID Cards from Preschool Powol Packets
Leaves Math: Even and Odd for Second Grade from Look! We’re Learning
Place Value Leaves: Read and Write from Rainy Day Mum
Fall Themed Math Bump Games from School Time Snippets
Subtracting with Ten-Frames: Leaf Theme from Life Over C’s
Sensory (or acrostic) poems from Planet Smarty Pants
Autumn Leaves Mini-Reports from Still Playing School
Owl Leaf Art from Crafty Kids at Home
Colorful Leaves Fall Craft for “MY LEAF BOOK” from Sallie Borrink Learning
Fall Leaf Fine Motor Craft from Sugar Aunts

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