Something a little different for fall: Owls!
What can you do with some random construction and origami paper, some glue, paint, a few recycled toilet paper tubes, paper plates, and markers?
I was excited to sign up for the Autumn Pinterest Flips and Flops over at iHomeschool Network because we haven’t had a silly craft day in a long while. My kids love it when I break out the craft box (usually just a huge tub filled with recycled cardboard, paper, paint, markers, and string).
Toilet Paper Tube Owls
We decided to make a few craft projects based around a theme. Owls won the day when my middle daughter spotted this fun toilet paper roll version.
The project was pretty simple – you fold down the top of the tube to make little ears, paint it, and then draw details on.
Even though Denna used really light yellow for her paint and we had to double-coat it to even show up – these little owls turned out adorable! I was thinking about adding some feathers and a string to make these ornaments.
Patterned Paper Owl Ornaments
Our next project was based on some little snow owls – but it didn’t include a pattern.
So I found a printable owl pattern to use, and Raven cut out all the bodies and wings for me.
The paper we used was leftover origami squares with pretty patterns. The paper was pretty thin though, and I wanted to make these into ornaments for our Christmas tree. So we glued the bodies onto a piece of cardstock and then cut around the shape.
This project wasn’t very complicated – so I didn’t expect it to be too fail-ish. The kids did have a little trouble with cutting out the wings and keeping the left/right wing separate.
But they turned out really cute and make great ornaments!
Paper Plate Owls
I thought I was going to make it to the store before we made these crafts, but since we didn’t we had to make our paper plate owls with the waxy kind of plates that have patterns on them.
Our cheap tempera paint really didn’t do very well on these plates, and we weren’t able to flatten them. So we had to finagle this owl together with tape and careful handling.
These were floppy for us – literally.
They look alright I guess, but I was not very happy with the plates we had. So I think they would have looked awesome with the cheap paper plates.
The cheap paper plates are so flimsy though, we rarely buy them for actual eating. Maybe that is why I tend to shy away from paper plate crafts – cheap and easy yes, but they also get thrown away pretty easily also.
You can check out more fall Pinterest Flips & Flops over at iHomeschool Network!
If you love owls, you might also like these other owl projects we have done: