Today our little guy decided he wanted to paint a new picture for his wall, so whilst he was busy with his masterpiece, my daughter and I sat down for some crafting time too. She’s only one but she loves getting involved with painting and crafting. I thought instead of just painting on a piece of paper it might be nice for her to make something to go in her bedroom which we are in the process of decorating. we’ve already got something of an animal theme going on so this painted owl toddler craft will be a perfect addition. Plus, she absolutely loved making them, of course my son and I cut out the shapes for her but she loved doing all the painting and sticking down. This little craft will definitely being going In the keepsake box when she grows out of it in her room!
You will need
White crafting paper or card
Paints and paintbrush
Black, orange and yellow paper
Take your white paper/card and cut out a circle to make your owl’s head and two leaf shaped wings.
Now it’s time for little one to create their masterpiece! Once they have finished painting put it to one side to dry.
Once your paper owl pieces are finished take the wings and glue one to either side of your circle head.
Cut out two orange circles and glue them near them near the top of the wings. Then, cut out two smaller black circles to make the pupils and glue them on to the orange ones. Next, you’ll need to make a beak. To do this fold a piece of yellow paper in half and using the fold as the base cut out a triangle shape to give you the folded diamond shape that you can see above. Glue one half of the beak down onto your owl.
To finish off your adorable toddler craft, cut out two little feet and glue them down on the back of your owl. once dry your owl is finished, Aren’t they just they just the sweetest!
How adorable is this little easy paper owl craft? My son is really interested in owls right now, both because there are quite a few around where we live and because we recently started reading a bit of the first Harry Potter book. He thinks Hedwig is the best companion ever and is most disappointed that he isn’t old enough to go to Hogwarts! So, instead we made some little pretend owl companions of our own to keep at home. Can you guess which is his?
You will need
Thick paper or card (we used; brown, white, black, orange and yellow)
First you will need to cut out two strips of paper to make the owl’s head and body. You’ll need one strip to be 1-2cm wider than the other so that when rolled the head is smaller than the body.
Roll your two strips into tubes and secure them with your glue.
Now to make your owls face! Cut out two round circles for the iris, two slightly smaller black circles for the pupils and two small white circles for the light spots. Glue the three pieces together to make the eyes as you can see above. Take your yellow paper and fold it in half. Using the fold line as the base cut out a triangle to give you a folded beak shape.
Glue both eyes down on to your smallest tube. Then glue one half of the beak down too, leaving one half free.
Now take your yellow paper and cut out two little feet. From your owl coloured paper you will need to cut out two wing shapes. Make a small fold at the base of your wings to create a tab you can stick them on to your owl with.
Glue the feet down at the bottom of your bigger paper roll. Then, using the tabs you created, stick the wings down on the upper inside of the tube.
Glue your two tubes together and mount on to a piece of coloured card/paper at the feet. Your basic paper owl is finished! Doesn’t he look cute? Want to add two horned ears like you can see on our brown owl? Check out the photo below.
If you want to add some horned ear pieces to your owl simply cut out two long ear shapes. Then, just like you did with the wings fold a small section at the base to create a tab. Use these tabs to secure the ears on the upper inside of your smaller tubes and then fold the ears upwards.