“Whooooo” go the owls. Owls are nocturnal birds, making them active at night. Fun fact: Owls can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees.
Now, these 23 owl crafts for kids below might not be able to do that, but toddlers and preschoolers will be able to learn about owls as they play and create various owl crafts.
8 Easy Owl Crafts for Toddlers
Below are some owl crafts for toddlers that they can make with minimal help from a grown-up.
1. Paper Plate Owl Craft
Photo credit: Simply Today Life
Simply Today Life uses the ever reliable paper plate to show kids how to make this beautiful snow owl craft. Alongside the paper plates, kids will need googly eyes, construction paper, white feathers, white paint, glue, scissors, and glitter.
2. Owl Craft for Practicing Scissor Skills
Photo credit: Housing a Forest
Let your toddler practice their scissor skills with this easy-to-do owl craft that doesn’t require too much cutting precision. What they’ll need is patterned paper, scissors, and this owl template.
3. Celery Stamped Owl Art
Photo credit: Crafty Morning
Not a fan of veggies, kids? Then use them to paint an owl instead! With celery, paint, paper, scissors, and glue, Crafty Morning helps kids make this simple stamped owl craft.
4. Handprint Owl Art
Photo credit: Cindy deRosier
Prepare to get a bit messy! Cindy deRosier shows kids how to do this handprint owl with just paint, a canvas, gesso, a foam brush, and a pencil.
5. Simple Paper Owl Craft
Grab colored paper, glue, scissors, a pencil, and colored markers so your kids can make this easy paper owl craft from the aptly named Easy Craft channel.
6. Cute Paper Owl Craft
Get ready to teach your kids some simple folding skills! Craft Daily shows kids how to make this adorable round owl craft with just scissors, glue, and colored cardstock/construction paper.
7. Standing Paper Owl Craft
Here’s a neat standing owl craft from Pinterested Parent. All kids need is construction paper, glue, a Sharpie, and their free printable template. That’s it!
8. Craft Foam Owl Craft
Craft foam is a lovely crafting material kids can use. Woovo Art teaches kids how to make this adorable foam owl.
12 Preschool Level Owl Art Projects
What about an owl craft preschool level kids can do? Upping the difficulty, here are 12 crafts more suitable for preschoolers.
9. Flapping Owl Craft
How about this lovely owl craft that flaps? Craft Daily uses colored paper, popsicles sticks, string or yarn, glue, scissors, a pencil, and a ruler to teach kids how to make their own flapping owl craft.
10. Owl Jar Craft
Photo credit: Arty Crafty Kids
If you have a jar at home that’s about to be emptied, instead of throwing it out, let kids use it to make this owl craft from Arty Crafty Kids. Aside from the jar, kids will need felt paper, glue, and scissors to make this project.
11. Toilet Paper Roll Owl Craft
Ventuno Art shows kids how to make an easy owl craft with an empty toilet paper roll, felt sheets, scissors, paint, a glue gun, and a brush.
If you don’t already, start saving up your empty toilet paper rolls. They are great for kids craft projects.
12. Clay Owl Craft
Photo credit: Paging Fun Mums
Your kids have probably used clay for various arts and crafts before. Paging Fun Mums shows you how to make simple owl ornaments out of clay. Here’s the materials you’ll need:
- Modeling clay
- Rolling pin
- Circular cookie cutter
- Pen lid
Seems like a lot? Don’t get overwhelmed. You probably already have most of these supplies lying around the house.
13. Cork Owl Craft
Photo credit: Happy Hooligans
Wondering what to do with your extra wine corks?
Happy Hooligans shows kids how to make these adorable little cork owls with just corks, buttons, fabric scraps, a glue gun, felt, and a stick.
14. Egg Carton Owl Craft
Photo credit: Glued to My Craft
Upcycling time once again! Before you throw those egg cartons away, here’s a simple owl craft your kids can make with them.
Glued to My Craft uses an egg carton, glue, scissors, googly eyes, feathers, a paint brush, and paint to make this craft your preschooler is sure to enjoy.
15. Cupcake Liner Owl Mask
Photo credit: Momtastic
Need a quick owl costume for a party or Halloween? Momtastic has got you covered! All kids need are cupcake liners, a paper plate, a hole puncher, glue, ribbons, scissors, a pencil, and a 1-inch craft punch (optional) to make this mask.
16. Feathery Owl Mask
Photo credit: Nurture Store
For a more natural looking owl mask, Nurture Store teaches kids how to make one with cardboard, a pencil, sticky tape, a stapler, scissors, and, of course, feathers.
17. Owl Paper Bag Puppets
Photo credit: Buggy and Bundy
Have some spare paper lunch bags at home? If you do, Buggy and Bundy gives a wonderful tutorial for paper bag owl puppets for kids. Other materials needed are construction paper, glue, scissors, a black marker, and their free owl template.
Here are 18 more paper bag puppet ideas for you and your child during craft time.
18. Owl Finger Puppets
Photo credit: Playing with Words 365
Did you know that a group of owls is called a parliament?
Help your kiddos make a parliament of owl finger puppets with Playing with Words 365. To make five of these colorful owl puppets, kids will need felt, a glue gun, googly eyes, cardstock, scissors, and this free template.
19. Pinecone Winter Owl Craft
Photo credit: Easy, Peasy, and Fun
A nature walk is a fun way to get outside with your preschooler and get some exercise. Next time you’re out, remember to gather up some pinecones for this pinecone winter owl craft from Easy, Peasy, and Fun. In addition to pinecones, your kid will need felt, cotton balls, googly eyes, glue, and scissors.
20. Owl Origami
Origami is a great way to enhance a kid’s motor skills, and AliveOrigami teaches kids how to fold a piece of paper and turn it into a simple paper owl craft. Of course, a grown-up can help if kids are having difficulty with precise folds
3 Challenging Owl Arts and Crafts
These last 3 owl crafts are better suited for older kids, but don’t let that discourage younger ones as they can still do them with a bit of help from a grown-up.
21. Tree Bark Owl
Photo credit: Fireflies and Mudpies
Kids, get ready for a nature hunt to gather acorns, a tree bark, and some twigs to make this rustic owl from Fireflies and Mudpies. Additional materials would be glue and pumpkins seeds.
22. DIY Owl Craft from Coconuts
Go nuts for coconuts with this coconut owl craft from Anu. All kids will need is a glue gun, coconut husks and shells, a cutter, a pencil, paint, a paint brush, and thermocol to make this realistic looking owl. A grown-up should be the one who handles the cutter.
23. DIY Owl Jack O’ Lantern
Photo credit: Our Little Burrow
Is Halloween coming up? Instead of the usual Jack O’ Lantern, why not let kids carve and make an owl from the pumpkin? Our Little Burrow shows kids how to make one with some markers, a sponge, brushes, paint, carving tools, and a bowl.
Owl Craft Ideas Kids will Love
Whether it’s simple owl art for kids or a complicated DIY owl Jack O’ Lantern, these 23 owl crafts will bring out your kids’ creativity.
Did your kids try one of these owl crafts? Which one did they like the best? Share it with us in the comments down below.
For more animal crafts, check out this article on lovely ladybug crafts.