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Making an Owl Window or Wall Decoration

I’ve stolen a craft idea from kindergarten and I am going to share it with you today – paper owls with leaf wings.
My own darling children didn’t feel like making these, but I thought they were very cute. Number Three pitched in a little, pinching the scissors and glue every now and again, just to keep me on my toes, and Number One and Two collected the leaves for the wings, but they left the actual craft bit up to me.

Here’s what you will need:
Coloured card for the owl bodies
White and black card for the eyes
Orange card for the beaks
Brown card for the tree (optional)
A black marker pen
Sticky tape

Step 1: Using a saucer, draw circles on the coloured card. These will form the bodies of the owls, so you need one circle per owl. 

Step 2: Cut out the circles.

Step 3: Cut out circles of black and white card for the eyes. You need a small white circle and a slightly larger black circle per eye. 

Step 4: Cut out one triangle of orange card per owl for the beak. The diameter of the white of the eye should be the width of the widest part of the beak.

Step 5: Glue the white of the eyes to the black circles. Then use the black marker pen to draw a black dot in the white of each eye, as shown in the photo below.

Step 6: Glue the eyes and beak onto each body. 

Step 7: Glue a leaf on either side of each owl’s body for the wings. 

Step 8: Per owl, cut out two small triangles of coloured card and tape these to the back of each owl’s head as ears.

 Step 9: (Optional) Cut out a tree shape from the brown card. Tape it to a wall or window. Then arrange the owls on the branches and tape any remaining leaves to the tree and around the bottom of the trunk.

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7 thoughts on “Making an Owl Window or Wall Decoration

  1. This is LOVELY!!! Aaah I rarely do crafts like this with the boys — I like to paint and draw with them but we don't often do sticking. They seem to do LOADS at nursery though — I keep getting sent piles and piles of stuff!! Thanks so much for linking up with us for #TwinklyTuesday, we really appreciate it 🙂 xx

  2. Same with ours. Nursery / Kindergarten is great for cutting and pasting. I used to paint a lot with Number One when he was a toddler but three boys and tubes of paint mean A LOT of mess and spills. There's a lot less cleaning up after a bit of sticking 🙂 The main thing is to do some kind of artsy craty stuff with the kids. So so good for their imagination, I feel.

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