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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

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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

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53 Responses to Paper Plate Owl Craft

  1. 1
    Anna Freitag Smith says:

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

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    staci @ lizard n ladybug says:

    so cute! This is going on my 'to-do' list with the kids :)

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    Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com says:

    that is adorable! I think I am going to have to try that!!

  4. 4
    lisbonlioness says:

    lol how cute! I'll never look at paper plates the same way now :)

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    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.

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    Rena says:

    This is really cute!

  7. 7
    Love and Lollipops says:

    Oh my I love this…I just love your crafts for kids!!

  8. 8
    Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

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

  9. 9
    Melissa says:

    Very, very cute!! I like the wing variations…

  10. 10
    Karey Ellen says:

    Very Cute! My little one would love this!

    KareyEllen
    KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

  11. 11
    Lanie Ree says:

    Aww, this is so cute!!

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

  12. 12
    Meghan says:

    I am so making this with my lil guy.

  13. 13
    Laurie says:

    I love paper plate crafts and the owl is wonderful! Love it! Thanks for sharing! ♥Laurie

  14. 14
    Laurie says:

    I'm your newest follower, come see me sometime at http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com
    Have a great day! Laurie

  15. 15
    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!

  16. 16
    Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    Whoooo's crafty? you are!

  17. 17
    MessyMissy says:

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

  18. 18
    C.R.A.F.T. says:

    this is SO cute! you have to participate in my paper plate contest…!!

    http://craftingreallyawesomefreethings.blogspot.com/2010/06/paper-plate-contest.html

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    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!

  20. 20
    Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says:

    Aww. so cute! You're a genius at these kinds of crafts!

  21. 21
    Kathryn says:

    Awh, how cute!

  22. 22
    Kara says:

    So cute. My 6 yo would love this!

  23. 23
    Amanda says:

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments! :)

  24. 24
    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!

  25. 25
    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!

  26. 26
    Jerri says:

    Adorable! I love owls!

    Thanks for joining me for Friday Favorites!

  27. 27
    Sue Sparks says:

    Love the simplicity…darling!

  28. 28
    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

  29. 29
    Mom of Two says:

    Thanks! We did this one this week. Used a pipecleaner for the beak instead. Check it out!
    http://makesthree.blogspot.com/2010/07/more-crafts.html

  30. 30
    Erin Morgan says:

    Thanks for posting this! We're going to make this for my daughters owl birthday party!! Love this!

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    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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    Found this project at the end of our Owl Week, but we ran out of time and couldn’t do it. Saving it on my Pinterest and hope to do it soon!!!

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    Melba says:

    awesome cool projects. can’t wait to try them with my kids at church!!!

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