How to make an owl craft

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How to make an owl craft
Nocturnal owls come in all colours, so let kids use their creativity when creating. (owl image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.com)

There are approximately 174 species of owls in the world, which gives an art project featuring them lots of leeway regarding the colours used. Owls share a few common characteristics, such as forward-facing ears and eyes and a hawk-like beak. Kids can create their own owls while listening to a lesson on the owls' habits and habitat. Create these nocturnal creatures as a single art project, or combine them with a complete study on the birds of North America.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Lunch bag
  • Construction paper
  • Black marker
  • Yellow card stock
  • Glue
  • Newspaper

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Stuff a brown paper lunch bag with wadded-up pieces of paper. Fill halfway and then lay the bag on the table and press the empty top down flat.

  2. 2

    Fold the corners of the flat top down so the top forms a point. Fold the point down and secure with tape or glue to make the owl's head.

  3. 3

    Cut two triangle shapes from construction paper. Glue these ears on the top corners of the owl. Fold the ears in half before gluing on, to give them shape.

  4. 4

    Trace two circles from construction paper. Use a cup or bottle, depending on what is available and what size eyes you want. Glue the eyes on the front of the owl's face. The circles can overlap slightly in the middle. Add smaller circles on top in contrasting colours. Glue a small triangle beak on the front of the face between the eyes.

  5. 5

    Draw wings and feathers on construction paper and then cut them out. The wings can be half circles and the feathers can be long ovals. Add cardboard feet to stabilise the owl.

  6. 6

    Colour the bag with crayons or markers to finish.

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