This newspaper owl craft is completely adorable and fun to make. We used print, but you can also use the comics for this stuffed animal craft. It gives it an even more whimsical look. And, if you like this owl craft, you are going to love making this paper bag owl, these snowy owls and this popsicle stick owl craft too.
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One of the best ways to enhance the crafting experience is to combine making a fun craft with reading a good book. It’s the perfect way to promote both fine motor skills and basic literacy skills at the same time.
Here are some of our favorite owl books for kids:
Check out these Owl Fun Facts:
- Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees
- A group of owls is called a “parliament”
- Barn owls eat up to 1,000 mice each year
- Some owls hunt fish and some even hunt other owls
- There are over 200 species of owls
Go to Audubon to learn even more about owls.
SUPPLIES FROM THE LIST
- Construction paper
- Stapler with staples
- Glue stick
- Owl craft template
This animal craft is made from items that we always keep in our kids’ craft bag. They are part of the master list of just 27 items (that fit into one bag) that we stick to for every single creative project on this site…including those in our SHOP. We do this to make crafting with your kids actually do-able. No more running to the store to pick up something you’re missing for that fun craft project…or just scrapping the whole thing because you don’t have what you need. Instead, more crafting is bound to happen because you have taken the time to prep in advance.
Newspaper Owl Craft Instructions
Step 1: Cut the Newspaper
- Find a section of newspaper that is primarily print, without ads or large pictures. You can also choose to use the comics instead.
- Layer 2 pieces of newspaper on top of each other.
- Then draw a large oval with a pencil or marker about the height of a folded newspaper turned on its side. Leave the bottom flat.
- Cut out the 2 identical ovals for the body of your owl craft.
Step 2: Use the Owl Craft Template
- Print out the owl craft template.
- Use the template to cut out the pieces of your owl craft from construction paper.
- Choose whatever colors you like for the parts of your owl. There are not rules here.
Step 3: Staple it Together
- Place the horns of your owl between the layers of newspaper and secure each with a couple of staples.
- Continue to staple all around the outside of the owl’s body, leaving the bottom unstapled and open for stuffing later. Be sure to keep the staples close together.
Step 4: Put It All Together
- Now use your glue stick to put the eyes, beak and wings of your newspaper owl craft in place.
- Then take your markers and add some details to your owl, including the eyes and whatever other colorful details you would like.
Step 5: Stuff It
- Tear strips of newspaper and crumple them up into balls.
- Place the balled up newspaper in the opening, one at a time.
- Keep stuffing the owl until it is puffy but not over-stuffed.
Step 6: Staple It Closed
- Once the newspaper owl craft is stuffed, staple the opening closed.
- Again, keep the staples close together.
Now that you know how to make an owl, it’s time to really make it your own. Use colors of your choice and add details that give it a unique personality. The only limit is your imagination.