Kids seem to really be fascinated by all thing owls. And what better way to enjoy these nocturnal creatures indoors, than these 10 Owl crafts that will be a hoot to make with the kids?!
1. Felt Owl Ornament
These little felt owl ornaments are really sweet and easy to make,from just a bit of felt and a needle and thread. You can also make them a bit bigger and they can become a cuddly toy. Jessica Levitt of Juicy Bits explains how to make them with a tutorial and pattern.
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2. Wise Ombre Owl T-shirt
We love this Ombre Owl t-shirt design from I Love to Create, which is a great idea for getting kids involved in creating something they can also wear. Note younger kids may need some adult assistance.
3. Bottle Cap Owl
This pretty hanging ornament from Think Crafts is made simply from recycled bottle tops, buttons, jar lid and can pulls. Glue and metal clippers are needed so adult supervision is a must.
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4. Needle felted owl
Even if you haven’t done needle felting before Petals to Picots also include a tutorial in this cute owl post. Needle felting is a great skill to learn, and starting your child off with this cute little owl may just get them hooked.
5. Magical Spowls – Half Spoon / Half Owl
These cute “spowls”, from Spoonful, are perfect for little ones, involving only painting a wooden spoon. They don’t have to just make one either, they could make a whole owl family, and then play puppets with their creations too.
6. Pipe Cleaner Owls
Pipe cleaners are such a great adaptable item that can be used in many ways. In this post on Lines Across, they explain step by step how to create these little cute pipe cleaner owls. And no need to stop with owls – they also explain how to create other pipe cleaner animals.
7. Owl Mask
Nurture store explains the step by step process needed to create this beautiful owl mask. Not only fun to do and wear but could also be used for dress-up or Halloween. You will need feathers which can be purchased from a craft store or online.
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8. Origami Owl
If your kid enjoys origami ,then they will enjoy this challenge! This origami owl from Activity Village does require some expert folding, and even has a 3D head to make it look more realistic.
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9. Leaf Owl Paper Craft
This Leaf Owl Craft is ideal for younger children using real leaves, paper leaves or even feathers. This post on DLTK talks you through the the simple process, and can include a nature walk with your child to collect the leaves and feathers.They will love the colouring in and sticking bits too.
10. Owl Finger Puppet Tutorial (and Fingerplay!)
Playing with Words 365 explains in this tutorial how to simply make these great little owl finger puppets, which can then be used for play. You just need their template, different coloured felt, googly eyes, scissor and glue, then get owl crafting.
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Over to you! Have you got any Owl craft ideas for your kids that they loved doing? Please let us know in the comments.