This paper bag owl craft is easy and fun to make and leaves lots of room for imagination. Here are some owl craft ideas but you can feel free to make your owl full of color or in more natural tones. You can even forego painting the paper bag and just leave it brown. These owl crafts for kids are great for kiddos aged kindergarten and up. They would be a little bit challenging for little ones, though not impossible if given a little help. And use the free printable owl craft template to make crafting even easier.
Fun Facts About Owls
- Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees.
- A group of owls is called a parliament.
- Barn owls eat up to 1000 mouse each year, swallowing the whole.
- Owls will eat other owls.
- The tiniest owl in the world is the elf owl, which is about 5 to 6 inches tall.
For more interesting facts about owls, check out this article from The Spruce.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper lunch bag
- Stapler with staples
- Paint (color of your choice)
- Large pompom
- Clothespin (optional)
- Assorted scraps of construction paper
- Scrap of white construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black sharpie marker
- Owl craft template
This list of supplies includes only items that are part of our master list that we use for every single creative project on this site. We stick to this list to keep things simple. And keeping things simple doesn’t mean that you are forfeiting fun and creativity. It means just the opposite. Once your bag is filled you are ready to craft some memories with your family with less prep, less stress and less mess.
Step 1: Paint the Paper Bag
- Lay out a piece of newspaper to control the mess
- Lay the paper lunch bag on top of the newspaper and squeeze out a little bit of yellow paint into the corner.
- Use the large pompom to paint the front of the paper bag. It may take a couple of coats of paint for good coverage.
- Set the bag aside to allow the paint to dry while you move on to step 2.
Step 2: Use the Owl Craft Template
- Choose construction paper of your choice for the owl’s beak, eyes and wings.
- Print the owl craft template and use it to cut out the pieces of your owl paper craft.
Step 3: Add Details
- Glue the white circles into the colored circles you have cut out to form the eyes.
- Take the black sharpie marker and add details to the cut out pieces of the owl craft.
Step 4: Put the Owl Craft Together
- Now that the paint has dried, glue the cut out pieces from the owl craft template onto the bottom section of the painted paper lunch bag with the glue stick.
- Use your black Sharpie marker again to make designs on the owl craft chest and anywhere else you would like to add some details.
Step 5: Stuff the DIY Owl Craft
- Crumple up some pieces of newspaper.
- Open the top of your paper lunch bag and stuff it with the crumpled newspaper. Fill the bag up about half way.
Step 6: Finish Off Your Easy Owl Craft
- Fold the top of the paper bag over about 1 inch. And then fold it again.
- Secure it with a staple on each side of the bag.
- Then form the top of the closed up and stuffed paper bag to form the owl’s ears. Pinch and fold as needed. You may even want to add another staple to create the shape that you want.
- Once you have the owl shape formed, go back with the black Sharpie marker and add details to the owl’s ears.
Now that you know how to make these owl crafts for kids, what owl craft activities will you do? Maybe you will make several and have a tea party. Maybe they can play dress up or make up a song to sing together. Making crafts is half the fun. Now it’s time to play…because play matters.
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