Thursday, November 29, 2012

Asleep in the Stable

Today we read Asleep in the Stable by Will Hillenbrand and made an owl ornament.

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In this engaging book, a mama owl tells her baby owl about the Holy family.

"WHOOOO," asked Baby Owl, "is the Holy Child?"
"He is the gift from God," whoooed Mama.
"WHOOOO," said Baby Owl, "forgot to give his Holy Child feathers to keep him warm!"
"God, his Heavenly Father, has given him the warmth of his love instead of feathers," said Mama.

~from Asleep in the Stable
The illustrations in the book were done in mixed media with collage on vellum.  ~So brightly colored and simplistic.  :)

For the ornament, T made a cut-and-paste owl.

T's owl does have feet; they're glued to the back.  He insisted...and since it was his creation, I was okay with it.  


  • white card stock
  • scissors
  • glue
  • adhesive wiggly eyes
  • brown craft feathers
  • hole punch
  • hemp cord (for hanging)


Print out the template.

Cut out the pieces.

Glue together the owl.

  • Glue the tan oval onto the brown oval so the bottoms line up.
  • Glue the dark brown triangle onto the brown oval so the tops line up.
  • Glue the orange triangle (beak) and the yellow circles (eyes) onto the owl.
  • Attach the wiggly eyes to the center of the yellow circles.
  • Glue the orange circles (feet) onto the bottom of the owl.

Glue on craft feathers.  Allow the ornament to dry thoroughly.

Punch a hole near the top of the ornament, add a loop of hemp cord, and hang the ornament on your Christmas tree!  :)

Linked to:
   Christmas Ornament Party
   Christmas Craft Party
   12 Days of Christmas Party
   Read Explore Learn
   Love Books
   T.G.I.F. Party #56 (Living Life Intentionally)
   Shine on Fridays
   Clever Chicks


  1. This is so cute!! I love it and the book is darling, too. Thanks for linking to the Ornament Party on my blog. Come back and link up as many as you want. Linda

  2. What a wonderful book! It sounds really terrific. I love the owl you made too. Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I will be sharing this on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page.

  3. That is a precious ornament. Thanks for sharing it. I am hosting a Merry Merry Munchies linky party @ Dining With Debbie and would love for you to join in. There are two great giveaways (1) a $50 gift card to my favorite jeweler, (go check her out) and (2) a signed copy of Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State written by my good friend and blogger buddy, Kat Robinson. Be sure to sign up through rafflecopter for a chance to win one of these.

    1. Thanks for the invitation, Debbie. I love to bake and cook...and munch! ;o)