Learning how to make a snowy owl is simple with these step by step directions. Make sure that you get the template to make it extra easy. Owls are truly majestic and amazing animals, and they are so much fun to make too. If you want to learn a little more about snowy owls or enjoy a story where they are a main character, here are a couple of books that you can check out…
Of course, you can also make this owl craft with your biggest little Harry Potter fan. Help them create their own Hedwig. Customize it however you like. And stay tuned for more Harry Potter crafts coming soon.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 7 Large popsicle sticks
- Glue stick
- Elmer’s glue
- White paint
- Medium pompom
- White and gray construction paper
- White yarn (optional)
- Scotch tape (optional)
- Owl craft template
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How to Make a Snowy Owl
- Line up 5 of the large popsicle sticks side by side in an arrow formation.
- Put a bead of Elmer’s glue on another popsicle stick and place it at an angle across the others.
- Repeat this with another popsicle stick.
- Give the glue some time to dry.
*You may even want to do this step the day before and let it dry overnight.
- Once the glue has dried, place the popsicle sticks, flat side up, on some newspaper.
- Pinch a pompom with a clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
- Squeeze out a little white paint and paint the popsicle stick frame.
- Set it aside to give the paint some time to dry.
- Print out the snowy owl craft template.
- Use it to cut some wings from white paper.
- Then cut the large circles and beak from gray paper (or color of your choice).
- Finally, cut the smaller circles from white paper also.
- Glue the small white circles into the larger gray circles to form the eyes for your snowy owl.
- Draw on some details and the centers of the eyes.
- Then draw some details on the wings.
- Now that the paint has dried, wrap some white yarn around the center of your owl to add a little fluff.
- Be sure to leave the top and bottom uncovered so that you can add other elements.
- When you have it covered as much as you want, trim the yarn and tape down the end on the back of the popsicle sticks.
- Use the glue stick to put the eyes and beak in place.
- Then use the Elmer’s glue to attach the wings. Don’t over-glue and give the glue some time to set up before moving the owl around too much.
- *If you chose not to wrap your owl in yarn, you can also use the glue stick to attach the wings instead of the Elmer’s glue.
- Finish off your snowy owl craft with some more marker details, including the horns and tail feathers.
Now that you know how to make a snowy owl, create some friends for your owl. How about making a penguin craft or polar bears like these and then create an entire winter scene. Tell a story or put on a show with your creations.