Owls are amazing little creatures, which you can learn about as you do these cute owl crafts for kids! Perfect for kids of all ages!
There are thousands of animals in cartoons and animated movies, and for many of them, you kind of know what to expect. For example, dogs are loyal, cats are self-obsessed and elephants are often leaders. However, there’s one creature which will have you guessing as to what role it plays – the owl!
Whether it’s the loyal Hedwig from Harry Potter or the know-it-all Owl from Winnie the Pooh, owls are found in a variety of roles, perhaps due to a certain mystery surrounding them. Are they really wise? What do they see at night? Why do they always look like they know something we don’t?
Let’s find out the answers to these and other questions by learning more about owls. To help you on your way, we’ve gathered 15 of the best owl crafts for kids, so your owl lesson plan proceeds without a hitch and with loads of fun!
15 Outstanding Owl Crafts for Kids
The owls that exist in nature can be of different colors, but they’re definitely not as colorful as this guy from I Heart Crafty Things! We love the rainbow effect on the newspaper.
Got an old CD lying around asking to be reused? Well, turn it into a brown owl! This project comes with a printable template you can use.
This fun craft from Arty Crafty Kids shows a cute owl with moving eyes, but in reality, owls can’t move their eyes! They can only move their head which is better since their heads rotate up to 270 degrees and they can’t see near very well.
We love vegetable print crafts, which was why we were drawn to this celery print craft from Crafty Morning! The celery sticks are used cleverly to create the pattern on the owl’s body.
If you have lots of colorful cupcake liners, put them to good use by turning them into owls with googly eyes! In reality, owls don’t have eye balls – their eyes are like tubes, which helps them see far and well into the night.
Our Kid Things has the perfect project to strengthen those fine motor skills while also building focus and concentration. Kids will love playing with the yarn – use thick cardboard to make it more durable.
If you’ve got little ones at home, try out this handprint craft from The Best Ideas for Kids. It’s really easy and you can even make your own feathers out of tissue paper or regular craft paper.
Buggy and Buddy brings us a project that’s a fun one for kids learning new art techniques. Sponge painting is fun and simple enough for little kids and we love the textures we get from it!
Owls have been very popular in the fashion area, with lots of clothes and accessories featuring owl prints. If you’ve got an owl-fan friend, make her this cute little Valentine felt owl to show your love.
We like this project from Project Kid because these owls have ears in different colors! Did you know that owls have asymmetric ears? This helps them locate even minute sounds that come in from any direction and they can find the location of prey accurately.
These Our Kid Things owls look so elegant with all the watercolor details! Have you wondered why owls have such flat faces? It’s to magnify the sound that hits the owl’s ears, which helps them identify sounds that even we can hear.
A baby owl is called an owlet and we love this Mama and owlet combination craft here! Just because they’re Mama and baby, they don’t have to be the same color – go ahead and try different bright colors!
Glued to My Crafts has an easy and colorful owl craft that’s a kind of a collage craft. For very young children, you can get the pieces ready and help them put it together, while older kids can cut out the pieces themselves.
If you’ve seen cardboard tubes turned into pillow boxes, you’re ready to make this owl craft from One Crazy Mom! Apparently, a group of owls is called a parliament, a term from The Chronicles of Narnia.
Arty Crafty Kids gives us an owl craft with a difference – it has a bobble head! Owls can turn their heads to a great degree, almost all around, and this gives them a unique perspective of their position. Maybe that’s why they’re so wise!
One thing we love about these owl crafts for kids is that they don’t restrict themselves to traditional owl colors like brown, grey or white. That’s the great thing about crafts, isn’t it? You can let your imagination run wild, find use out of things that are useless and create color in the most bland and boring places!