Hoot Hoot! Here is an adorable paper plate owl craft for kids that is so fun to make!
Owls are usually associated with the fall season, but this is a great craft you can do any time of the year with the little ones. We have also included a free owl printable template to make it even easier for you.
This paper plate owl is a quick craft you can do with kids of all ages especially toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Kids will need help from grown-ups especially in cutting out the parts depending on their age and skill levels.
We used paper doilies to make our owl’s wings which made it even more pretty!
Looking for more fall craft ideas? Then, don’t forget to check out this gorgeous collection of fall crafts for kids! If you like paper plate animals, you may also want to check out our beautiful paper plate rainbow fish and paper plate turtle crafts.
Supplies you need to make a paper plate owl craft
- Small paper plate
- Paint or watercolor
- Paper doily
- Owl printable template ( You can download it by signing up for our newsletters below.)
- White A4 paper (to print the template)
- Brown felt paper (optional)
How do you make an owl out of paper plates?
Making this owl craft is so simple and quick. Here are the steps.
Get a small paper plate and paint inside it using watercolor or acrylic paint. We used a paper plate of approximate size 18 cm diameter and used two coats of brown watercolor to paint it.
After the paint dries, cut a wide V shape out of the paper plate.
Let’s make the eyes, beak, and legs of the owl. You can either draw them or cut out the parts from our free template. Download the owl template by signing up for our newsletters below.
(After you sign up, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription. Once you confirm, you will receive another email with details to access our printable library. You will be able to find the owl template under the section ” Fall” within the printable library. )
After downloading the template, cut out the beak, legs, and your favorite pair of eyes.
Let’s stick the parts onto the paper plate now. First, let’s stick the beak. You can either color the beak and legs brown or use them as a template to cut out shapes from brown felt paper.
After sticking the beak, stick two eyes on either side of it.
To make the wings, cut a paper doily half and stick each piece behind both the sides of the paper plate.
Now, fold the wings inwards a little and stick the legs. We used brown felt paper to make the legs.
Finally, we drew some feathers on the owl’s body using silver metallic paint.
We made one more owl and used our fingerprints to paint the feathers.
Aren’t they adorable?
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