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25 Cute and Easy Owl Crafts for Kids

“Whooooo” go these owl crafts.

Owls are nocturnal birds, making them active at night. An owl can turn its head as much as 270 degrees (a worthy contender of that possessed girl in The Exorcist).

Now, these 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.

9 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.

9. Dizzy Snowy Owl

Photo credit: I Heart Crafty Things

Crossing the barrier from the Wizarding World to the world of Muggles is no easy feat.

It wouldn’t be rare to see Hedwig in a confused state, like this snowy owl from I Heart Crafty Things.

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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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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
  • Toothpick
  • Paint
  • String
  • Rolling pin
  • Circular cookie cutter
  • Straw
  • Pen lid

Seems like a lot? Don’t get overwhelmed. You probably already have most of these supplies lying around the house.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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

4 Challenging Owl Arts and Crafts

These last 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.

22. 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.

23. 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. Owl Basket

A perfect basket for Halloween, this owl craft by The Little Crafties will be a treat for trick-or-treaters.

Talk about a stylish craft that’s also functional!

Any sensible Halloween enjoyer will avoid these easy drawings of haunted houses. Thrillseekers will beg to differ.

24. Authentic Owl Craft

Photo credit: Lia Griffith

After making this owl by Lia Griffith, I can definitively say that crepe paper is the best material to make an owl with.

The wrinkled texture on this material gives the owl a very authentic feathery look, which also gives a slight iridescence when light shines on it.

25. 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.

No carving? No problem. Here are paper mache pumpkins that omit that dangerous step.

Owl Craft Ideas Kids Will Love

Whether it’s simple owl art for kids or a complicated DIY owl Jack O’ Lanterns, these owl crafts will bring out your kids’ creativity.

Did your kids try one of these owl crafts?

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