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.
I know, ANOTHER Halloween craft! I just can’t stop this week. Halloween might be a couple of months away but I just love the crafts. They’re so much fun to make. Besides, when Halloween does eventually arrive we’ll have plenty of crafts to dot around the house! This TP roll witch on a broom is probably my favourite one so far. I really enjoyed making these, let alone my 3yo. I think we’re going to have a whole army of witches by the time Halloween does arrive, they’ll look great hanging from the ceiling!
You will need:
A TP roll 1 sheet of black card Black, gold, green and brown paper 2 google eyes 1 pom pom A black marker Scissors Glue gun
First you will need to cover your TP roll in black paper. Measure the height of your tp roll on your paper and cut out enough width to cover the roll. Roll the paper around your TP roll and secure with a glue gun.
Now to start making your witches hat. Cut out the shape as shown above from your black card. It should look like a 1/4 of a circle.
Roll your shape into the cone shape of a witches hat. Then make equal length snips all around the bottom of the hat to make tabs.
To make the brim of the hat, cut out a small circle from your card. Fold the tabs on the cone shape inwards, then use the glue to stick it onto the centre of your circle.
Next you will need to take your green paper and cut out the shape for your witches face. To make your witches’ hair, cut out small strips of paper and roll one end. You will probably find it easier to position the hair if each piece is a different length.
To make the buckle on the witches’ hat, simple cut out a strip of gold paper. Then, cut out a gold square and a slightly smaller black square. Secure the pieces together using glue. Wrap your buckle around the hat and secure it with more glue.
Take all the pieces you have made and glue them into place on your TP roll. Give your witch a face by adding googly eyes and a pom pom nose. Use a black marker to add a mouth and some eyebrows!
To give your witch a broomstick you will need to give her some legs. Make two snips in the front of your TP roll. Bend the centre piece upwards and secure it with glue. Repeat this step on the back but make the snips a bit shorter so that the broom is angled slightly.
All that you need to do now is make your broomstick! To do this. Roll up a rectangular piece of paper to make a tube, ensure it fits snugly inside the TP roll legs, then secure it with glue. Snip all around one end of your tube to create the broom bristles. Bend the bristles in different directions then glue the broomstick inside the TP roll legs. If your broom is too long, simply snip a piece off the front!
And that’s it your Spooktacular TP Roll witch on a broom is finished! doesn’t she look cute?!