10 Adorable Owl Crafts

Looking for some owl crafts?

 

I have 10 fun and easy owl crafts that your kids will LOVE! These crafts are perfect for a forest-themed unit, letter O activities, or just for fun!

 

Let’s get started with some awesome owl crafts.


Craft #1: Paper Plate Owl Craft

 

Sponges are one of my favorite art supplies! I love the prints that the sponges leave, and it’s they are really easy for the kids to use.

 

This owl craft for kids is a must-try activity!

 

owl paper plate craft

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates
  • acrylic paint
  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • hot glue
  • acrylic paint marker

 

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B. Set-up

 

Fold both sides of the paper plate towards the middle of the plate to be the wings. Then, fold down the top of the paper plate to be the head.

 

Paint your paper plates using acrylic paint! We decided to make our owl brown, but you can choose whatever color you would like!

 

While the plates are drying, you can create the owl’s eyes and beak out of colored paper.

 

C. Activity

 

We hot glued the head down so it would stay down; I would suggest doing this step too! Tape or regular glue won’t have it stay as good.

 

Add on your eyes and beak using a glue stick or glue!

 

Lastly, draw on some feathers using an acrylic paint marker. This is the cutest owl craft!

 

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Craft #2: Ripped Owl Craft

 

Ripped paper crafts are easy and fun for kids to do.

 

This owl craft for kids is a great way to work on fine motor skills.

 

ripped owl craft for kids

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • black paper
  • colored construction paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • googly eyes
  • glue stick
  • glue

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Draw an owl shape on black paper. Also, create a stick for the owl to sit on out of brown paper. Lastly, make the owl’s feet out of orange paper.

 

While you are drawing these pieces, the kids should start ripping pieces of brown paper. We used two different colors, brown!

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will glue the ripped pieces of paper onto the owl using a glue stick. Then, they can glue the feet to the owl when they are all done.

 

Add googly eyes and a beak onto the owl. Lastly, draw a moon shape on yellow paper and paste it onto the top of the paper!

 

This is such a cute owl craft for preschoolers!

 

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Craft #3: Celery Printed Owls

 

Got some old celery stalks? Don’t throw them away! Use them to create this fun owl craft for kids.

 

I love the prints that the celery sticks use. It’s the perfect way to make an owl’s belly!

 

celery printed owl craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • celery
  • washable paint
  • paper
  • FREE owl template
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • white cardstock paper

 

Click HERE for your FREE Owl Template

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off my free owl template and trace it onto brown construction paper. Then, cut it out!

 

Also, make a belly for the owls out of white cardstock paper and paste it on.

 

C. Activity

 

Make the feet on your own, or you can cut the feet off the template and trace them onto orange paper. Then, have the kids use a glue stick to glue them on.

 

Create the owl’s face by adding googly eyes and a beak.

 

Lastly, the kids will dip the ends of the celery sticks into washable paint and make prints on the belly! They can use one color, or they can create patterns.

 

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Craft #4: Cupcake Liner Owls

 

I love using cupcake liners for crafts! It’s such a fun supply to use.

 

This owl craft is adorable and so easy to do with the kids!

 

owl cupcake liner craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • colored paper
  • glue stick
  • cupcake liners
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • FREE owl template
  • heart hole punch (optional: this was a Valentine’s Day craft, so that you can do without this, but I’m linking just in case you like it)

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off my owl template, cut it out and trace it onto some pieces of cardstock paper.

 

If you create the hearts for the owl, the kids can start using the hole puncher to make them!

 

C. Activity

 

Paste the owl onto a piece of white cardstock paper. Then, make a circle and paste it onto the owl’s belly.

 

The kids will glue the hearts on the owl’s belly. Then, they can make the owl’s beak, add googly eyes, and flatten cupcake liners for the owl’s wings.

 

You can use a glue stick to attach the cupcake liners to the paper.

 

Lastly, draw and paste a stick using brown cardstock paper under the owl.

 

You can add a cute saying at the top and give this to someone special!

 

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Craft #5: Toilet Paper Rolls Owls

 

Toilet paper roll crafts always turn out so cute. But, what I love most about them is that we always have them on hand, so it’s always easy to do right at home.

 

This owl craft is a perfect letter O activity for kids and even adults!

 

TP Owl craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

colored yarn

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B. Set-up

 

You can paint the tubes with acrylic paint or leave them the way they are. Cut two small slits at the bottom of the TP roll in the back to stick the yarn through.

 

C. Activity

 

Stick the first colored yarn through the slits and wrap it around the tube a few times. Then, if you want to add another color, repeat that process.

 

Once you’re done with wrapping, bring the yarn to the bottom slits again and cut.

 

Use hot glue to stick the googly eyes, beak, and wings on!

 

Check out this video below for a snapshot of how to do each step!

 

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Craft #6: Owl Pasta Craft

 

Pasta crafts are fun for the kids to do! They always turn so cute and colorful.

 

This owl craft for kids is a must-try. It’s a fun way to get the kids outside too!

 

owl pasta craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • bow tie pasta
  • leaves
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • art tray
  • parchment paper

 

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B. Set-up

 

Head outside and grab some leaves for the kids to paint! Then, the kids will head inside and paint the leaves.  If it’s fall time and the leaves are already colored, you can skip this part!

 

Line an art tray with parchment paper. Then, have the kids start painting the bow tie pasta. Since there aren’t that many, they can paint them individually.

 

If you want it to go a little faster, add the pasta to a ziplock bag, add some acrylic paint inside and shake. You will dump it out to dry, but there will be spots that need to be handpainted due to the shape of the pasta.

 

C. Activity

 

Create an owl shape out of cardstock or construction paper. Also, create a beak and feet and have the kids paste them on!

 

Once the leaves and bow tie pasta are dry, have the kids use school glue to paste these items on!

 

It takes about 30 minutes for the acrylic paint to fully dry.

 

Lastly, add on googly eyes and check out your cute owl craft!

 

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Craft #7: Pom Printed Owls

 

These snowy owls are adorable! It’s perfect for a winter-themed animal unit.

 

I also love teaching the kids about nocturnal animals; this would be a great owl craft to go along with that topic.

 

pom painted owl craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • poms
  • white paint
  • colored paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes
  • glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a stick for the owls to sit on out of brown paper. Then, paste it onto black paper!

 

Attach a clothespin to a craft pom for the kids to make easy prints.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will dip the pom into white paint to make an oval shape for the owls. They can make as many as they want to fit on the branch!

 

Then, add googly eyes and a beak. Lastly, they can make a moon by drawing a circle on yellow paper and cutting it out!

 

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Craft #8: Animal Color by Code

 

This color-by-code Arctic animal-themed activity is a fun way for kids to work on numbers! There is an owl in this pack along with ( an arctic fox, arctic hare, walrus, caribou, narwhal, polar bear, and puffin).

 

My son loves the color-by-code printables SO much! They are by far his favorite learning activity.

artic animal color by code

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your Arctic Animal Color by Code.

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off the sheets that you want to use!

 

C. Activity

 

Make sure your child understands how to read the key at the top of the page. Then, they will color each number in the picture based on what the key says.

 

These are my kid’s favorite out of all the printables I create. They love revealing the picture at the end!

 

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Craft #9: Color Matching Owls

 

These owls are TOO cute and so fun because they are so colorful!

 

This owl craft for kids will be so fun to create because it has some fun and different supplies they can work with.

 

pasta owl craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Owl Template

 

art trays for kids

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B. Set-up

 

Line an art tray with parchment paper.

 

Add the pasta to a ziplock bag, add some acrylic paint inside and shake. You will dump it out to dry on the art tray! It takes about 20 minutes for the pasta to dry.

 

While waiting for the pasta to dry, create the owls out of the colored paper. You can use my owl template or draw the owl’s head and circle shape and paste them together.

 

C. Activity

 

Create the owl’s belly by drawing a white circle on cardstock paper. Next, the kids can paste it on using a glue stick. Then, when the pasta is dry, they will use school glue to glue the colored noodles to the owl’s belly!

 

Make feet for the owls out of pipe cleaners by cutting two pipe cleaners into smaller pieces and wrapping them around each other.

 

Then, the kids will use color matching skills to match up the correct colored pipe cleaners and feathers to each owl. These supplies can just be glued onto the cardstock paper.

 

Make the owl’s face by adding on a beak and googly eyes!

 

RELATED: How to Teach Toddlers Colors

 


Craft #10: Puffy Paint Owls

 

Did you know you could make your own puffy paint with just 3 EASY ingredients?

 

It only takes 2 minutes to put this fun art activity together for your kids. This is a really fun way to make an owl craft for kids.

 

puffy paint fall animals

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard/cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • googly eyes
  • sticks
  • foam shaving cream
  • glue
  • food coloring
  • FREE owl template

 

Click HERE for your FREE Owl Template

 

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Puffy Paint Recipe

 

Make the puffy paint by mixing equal parts foam shaving cream and glue in a bowl. We colored our owl green using food coloring, but you can use whatever food coloring you like.

 

Mix it and create the puffy paint.

 

B. Set-up

 

There are two ways you can do this project. You can either use puffy paint to paint the entire owl or just do the belly. We chose only to do the owl’s belly.

 

Print off my owl template and trace it onto paper or cardboard. Then, you can choose if you want to use acrylic paint first or just create the entire owl from puffy paint.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids scoop out the puffy paint from the bowl using a spoon. Then, they will spread it around using a paintbrush.

 

Wait a few hours for the puffy paint to dry and check out how it feels! It is so fluffy. This is a great sensory craft for kids.

 

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

Owl crafts are so much fun to do with the kids!

 

I hope you can find some owl crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about what craft you tried with your kids at home or in the classroom.

 

Happy Crafting!

 

Deena

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