At our play group we created owls by painting with marbles. This is the first time I did marble painting with Aaliya(17 months old). With Deen I did marble painting previously here using different materials and I remember how much he loved shaking his wiggles out.
Just use an empty ice cream container, cut paper to size, drop in a little bit of paint (not too much or else there will be no design, just smudges of paint), throw in the marbles, and shake them around.
When dry glue on feathers and add some eyes. We drew eyes on but you could also use pom poms or googly eyes too!