My girls love these sweet little owls – they love making them and they love adding them to their ‘owl gallery’ collection on the shelf in their bedroom. This is the kind of craft that the girls can happily make together without much input from me (always a bonus) and they love surprising me with their latest creation. No doubt about it, my kids really love a collection. Why have one when you could have 14?
We save our toilet rolls to use for crafts like this, but you can also cut kitchen paper roll to size if you prefer. Toilet rolls for craft are allegedly a no-go in many households these days. They were banned from the Badoo’s preschool back in the day. Are they really that icky? I honestly reckon everyone just uses them like they used to and it’s only the preschools that have gone a bit mental. But I digress.
You can use any kind of paper to make the beak and wings and if you haven’t got any googly eyes, draw some black dots onto some white circles and you’re good to go.
I hope your kids love these owls as much as mine do.
What you need
- Recycled toilet roll holders (or use kitchen roll holders, cut to size)
- Googly eyes (or draw your own)
- Patterned or plain coloured paper
What you need to do
1. Cut your toilet rolls to the size you’d like your owls to be – we cut one to be the smaller ‘baby’ owl.
2. Paint the toilet rolls any colour you like. We chose red, green and blue.
Set aside to dry.
3. Once the paint is fully dry, push down one side of the top of the toilet roll and fold the other side over the top. This makes the owl ‘ears’.
4. Cut out two arch shapes to be your owl wings and a triangle to be the beak.
5. Glue on the googly eyes, beak and wings.
6. All done! Here’s a mumma owl, daddy owl and little Penelope owl. Enjoy playing with your new owl family.
Do your kids collect things like mine?
This craft was originally published on Kidspot.