I provided them each with an embroidery hoop, #16 embroidery needle, felt of their choosing, and embroidery floss.
They cut out their owl bodies and threaded their needles (2 pieces from the 6 piece floss). We always add just a little dab of glue onto the center of the felt piece to keep the felt from slipping while they are sewing. I have found this method easier than pins, just make sure to put the glue only where there will be no stitching. Pushing a needle through dry glue is hard!
Then the sewing began. This is Araina's first major sewing project, she is a natural!
Both owl bodies are now complete. Click on this photo to get a close-up of the stitching.
The girls loved this and actually made these owls in one sitting (about 2 hours). Araina loved this experience and had very little trouble. She is now working on her own turtle pattern for a future brooch. Fauna is working on a kitty pattern. Fauna posted more photos of her sewing here. Araina wrote a poem about her owl here.