100 Series Youth Project Ideas


Textured Owl


Project Idea: Mixed Media Paper

  1. Tear out a page from an old phone book. Then use a ruler to make torn edges on all four sides of the page.
  2. Crumple the page, smooth it out, and use a glue stick to glue it firmly to a sheet of Strathmore® Mixed Media paper.
  3. Paint over the phone book page with white acrylic paint. The paint should be spread thin and/or watered down so that some of the text on the phone book paper shows through when finished. Let dry.
  4. Use a pencil to draw an owl sitting on a branch as shown. Add a moon in the sky if you like. Then trace the lines with a black permanent marker.
  5. Color in the owl and branch with crayons. The harder you color, the better the picture will look.
  6. Color in the background. Add a softly colored edge around the entire picture as a finishing touch.

Materials Needed:

• mixed media paper
• page from old phone book
• ruler
• glue stick
• paintbrush
• white acrylic paint
• black permanent marker
• crayons

Age Range:

7 and up

Project Time:

45 minutes
(1 session – 15 min.
1 session – 30 min.)

Artwork by:
Art Projects for Kids

100 series Mixed Media Paper

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