Paper Plate Owl Craft

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This paper plate owl craft is not only fun and simple to make, but it’s also a great way to help kiddos practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they lace the center. And I’ve never met a kid yet who didn’t love a lacing activity. There’s just something about it that’s so calming.

And if you like this owl craft, you’re also going to love making these popsicle stick owls, these paper bag owls and this snowy owl in a tree.

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Fun Facts about Owls

  • Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees.
  • A group of owls is called a parliament.
  • Owls will even hunt other owls, with the Great Horned owl being the top predator.
  • The tiniest owl in the world is the Elf Owl, measuring 5 to 6 inches tall.
  • Barn owls may eat up to 1000 mice each year.
  • Not all owls hoot. Barn Owls make hissing sounds, the Eastern Screech-Owl whinnies like a horse, and Saw-whet Owls sound like, well, an old whetstone sharpening a saw.

For more interest information about owls, check out this article from The Spruce.

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  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • White yarn
  • Scotch tape
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Owl craft template

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paper plate owl craft for kids
Paper Plate Owl Craft for Kids

How to make a Paper Plate Owl Craft

Step 1: Cut Out Your Owl Craft

  • Fold a paper plate in half.
  • Using a pencil, draw a half curve at the very top and cut it out. This will be the owl’s horns.
  • Then draw a half circle just below center and cut it out. This will be the belly of your owl.
paper plate owl craft step 1

Step 2: Punch the Holes

  • Use the hole punch to punch holes all around the circle, keeping the holes close together.
Paper Plate Owl Craft step 2

Step 3: Complete the Lacing

  • Cut a length of white yarn about a yard long.
  • Keep the plate facing bottom up.
  • Lace it through one of the holes that you punched and secure it in place on back with a piece of tape.
  • Weave the yarn back and forth through holes, covering the cut out circle.
  • When you get to the end of the piece of yarn, tape it down in back and trim away any excess.
  • Repeat this process until all of the holes have been used at least once and the circle is sufficiently laced over (as pictured).
Paper Plate owl Craft step 3

Step 4: Use the Owl Craft Template

  • Download the free owl craft template.
  • Print it out.
  • Use it to cut out all of the pieces for your owl craft from construction paper (colors of your choice).

*If you do not have access to a printer, cut out 2 large teardrop shapes for the wings, a beak, 2 large circles for around the eyes and 2 slightly smaller circles from white for the center of the eyes.

Paper plate owl craft step 4

Step 5: Decorate the Elements

  • Glue the centers of the eyes onto the larger circles.
  • Use markers to draw on the eyes (either opened or closed).
  • Then use the markers to decorate all of the cut out pieces for your owl.
Paper Plate Owl Craft Step 5

Step 6: Put It All Together

  • Now use your glue stick to attach all of the parts for your paper plate owl craft.
  • Put the wings in place.
  • Then add the eyes, keeping them close together.
  • Add the folded beak just below or slightly overlapping the eyes.
Paper Plate Owl Craft Step 6

Now that you know how to make this owl craft, make it your own. Add different colors, cover it in polka dots, make rainbows on the wings…there are no limits or rules. You could even make this into Harry Potter’s famous owl, Hedwig. Just change up the colors.

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Easy Owl Craft for Kids made from a paper plate
Easy Owl Craft for Kids
Paper Plate Owl Craft for Kids with Lacing in Center
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