Paper Plate Owl Craft

Paper Plate Owl Craft by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Owl crafts are just too cute to resist. This super easy owl craft is great for young children, even the youngest of little ones can help if a grown up cuts out the pieces for them! Make this fun paper plate owl with your kids today.

Paint the paper plates brown and let dry. You can download the pattern for this (see the printable version of this craft at the end of this post) then trace the patterns onto the construction paper as follows:

2 large circles – yellow
2 medium circles – white
2 small circles –  black
1 triangle – orange

Cut out the patterns. Glue the white circle to the center o the yellow circle, then glue the black circle to the center of the white circle. Repeat.

Cut one of the paper plates in half for the wings. Trim the top of the remaining paper plate to form two ears at the top.

Glue the eyes to the front of the plate and glue the beak directly below the eyes. Glue the wings to the back of the body plate.

You can tape a piece of yarn to the back to create a hanger if you wish.

Paper Plate Owl Craft by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

More you might like:

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More from other sites:

Owl crafts from Family Crafts at About.com
Paper Bowl Turtle – from Free Kid’s Crafts
Paper Plate Fish – from MakingFriends.com

Paper Plate Owl Craft

Rating: 51

What you need:

  • 2 paper plates
  • brown craft paint
  • paintbrush or sponge
  • construction paper: yellow, white, black, and orange
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • owl patterns

What you do:

  1. Paint the paper plates brown and let dry.
  2. Trace the patterns onto the construction paper as follows:
  3. 2 large circles - yellow
  4. 2 medium circles - white
  5. 2 small circles - black
  6. 1 triangle - orange
  7. Cut out the patterns. Glue the white circle to the center o the yellow circle, then glue the black circle to the center of the white circle. Repeat.
  8. Cut one of the paper plates in half for the wings. Trim the top of the remaining paper plate to form two ears at the top.
  9. Glue the eyes to the front of the plate and glue the beak directly below the eyes. Glue the wings to the back of the body plate.
  10. You can tape a piece of yarn to the back to create a hanger if you wish.
http://craftsbyamanda.com/2010/06/paper-plate-owl-craft.html

Comments

  1. Anna Freitag Smith says

    Super cute project! My little one will love this – we have owls hooting at our house all day long!

  2. Rachel D says

    Oh my word, your site is a great resource for us mommies! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog (softie from a child's drawing).

    I've really enjoyed clicking around your site. I'll definitely come back to look for ideas to keep my kiddos busy this summer.

  3. [email protected] says

    Oh how fun! Thanks so much for the great project, I'll be linking.

  4. Lanie Ree says

    Aww, this is so cute!!

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts.

  5. April@The 21st Century Housewife says

    What a cute little owl – and what a great activity for kids in the summer. Nice and economical as well!

  6. MessyMissy says

    Oh, too cute!!! I host a craft time at the local library and this would be perfect for the little kiddos.

  7. brookie says

    Very cute and budget friendly. I think I switch this to black and it will be perfect for the 1st grade halloween party!

  8. creativejewishmom/Sara says

    Hi Amanda, Love this! Thanks so much for linking up on Craft Schooling Sunday, I really appreciate your stopping by! I was just buying some milk at the corner store and I noticed they were selling solid colored baseball caps, of course I thought of you!

  9. creativejewishmom/Sara says

    Hi Again, by the way have you seen the site
    onemilliongiraffes.com ? They are trying to collect photos of giraffe projects, and I thought if you haven't already you might like to pop over there and upload your tube giraffe! You see, I'm thinking of you often!

  10. Craftzilla says

    Hello,

    I write for glueguncrafts.com and recently featured a link to your blog in our new July Crafts round up. I wanted to let you know how much we enjoy your blog. Check it out and let us know what you think.

    Thanks,
    Craftzilla

  11. Lori says

    Made the paper plate owl. I thought you might want to know in the directions you say 2 small circles white when it should be black.

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