Easy Owl Art and Activities for Kids

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Owls may be a Halloween icon, but they aren’t just for Halloween or Harry Potter fans! This fun activity and craft can help your kids learn more about owls & nature while having fun.

What you need:

  • Non-toxic paint, markers or crayons
  • 2 Paper plates (the cheap ones, not the nice “china” ones)
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Scissors (adult use only)
  • Orange construction paper
  • Book on owls (we love Owl Babies by Martin Waddell)

What to do:

  • Color 2 large paper plates. This will be the owl’s body & wings so it can be brown or you can let your child be creative with colors.
  • Cut the construction paper into 3 small triangles.
  • Add eyes and a beak to the middle of one plate. Take one triangle and fold down the middle for the beak. ( For eyes you can use googly eyes to make it more fun instead of coloring them in.)
  • Cut the other plate in half to make wings.
  • Glue the wings to the back of the body.
  • Glue the 2 orange triangles to the bottom of the body for feet.
  • Have an owl story-time by reading an owl book.
  • If you live by a nature preserve, go for a walk and see if you can spot any owls or signs of them like their nests.

Owl fun facts:

  • There are  more than 150 species of owls in the world
  • Snow owls can survive in sub-zero temperatures and are active during the day, not at night
  • Owls’ ears are at different heights on their head and they are different sizes
  • Owls’ flat faces help magnify sound up to 10 times so that they hear sounds humans can’t even detect
  • Owls have 3 eyelids. One for sleeping, one for cleaning the eye and one for blinking
  • Owls eat up to 1,000 mice a year
  • Baby owls are called owlets



32 Responses to “Easy Owl Art and Activities for Kids”

  1. Ross Olson November 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    These owls are adorable. My kids would like making these, we will have to use this for craft time. Thank You!
    Ross Olson

  2. Priscilla Benavides November 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    This is the perfect art and craft project for my boys! They love owls and I need to find projects for the Holidays when they are out of school to keep them entertained and learning while at home.

  3. Kelley Johnsen November 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    This is adorable and easy! We have a new Owl that has moved in to our tree and this will be great for the kids. Thanks.

  4. MichelleH November 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    So glad everyone likes the craft. 🙂 Kelley – that is so neat you have an owl in your tree!!! Did your family name it?

  5. Melissa Belle November 5, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    This looks like fun!!

  6. Bekah Kuczenski November 5, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    That owl turned out so cute! I love how simple this craft is, you can make it with supplies that everyone has around their house!!

  7. Miranda Welle November 5, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    I love this! It’s so cute and easy to do but could have “harder” aspects if your kids are slightly older! And I love the fact that owls can fit almost any theme you want them to. Thanks for sharing!

  8. amy pugmire November 5, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    my kids would love this! what a cute idea!

  9. kaye lake November 5, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    this is a really cute idea and a great craft idea/project for when the kids are stuck inside for the afternoon!!!!

  10. Amber Nara November 5, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    What a great and simple idea!! Thank You for sharing this I am going to share it with the school! It will be and easy thing for the kids to do for fall!!! I love that it s made with such simple materials!!!! AWESOME!!! Kepp em’ comin!!! Thank You bunches!

  11. Addison Kat November 5, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    What a fun fall activity! Definitely going to be doing this with my kiddos! Thanks for the idea.

  12. Felicia R November 5, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    This is such a cute and easy idea for a fall activity. My daughter loves owls too so she would enjoy making this!

  13. anne perry November 5, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Great idea! My son loves owls & I have been looking for easy crafts to do with him. We have a new baby.

  14. Emily reviews November 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    What a cute but simple project. I have everything needed for this @ home already 🙂

  15. Natalie November 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    This is too cute! I will have to do this with my 4 year old – he loves doing crafts!

  16. Liz Robinson November 6, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    This looks fun and easy! We will have to try it!

  17. Gianna November 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    Cute, my kids love owls.

  18. Robyn Lucas November 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Easy fun craft to do with my homeschoolers! Thanks!

  19. Robyn Galloway November 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    My girls love owls, I’m sure they would enjoy this adorable craft!

  20. Heather S November 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    These are super cute and easy to make! I am going to have my boys make this! Thank you for sharing!

  21. A Kerr November 9, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    What a great idea! My boys would love this project!

  22. Courtney Joyner November 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    How cute!! That looks fun and easy! i thin we’ll have to try these! 🙂

  23. Kim Fox November 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Great easy craft, Thanks!

  24. Brooke H November 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    this is a great idea for my little one. cute and easy too

  25. Elizabeth Wisniewski November 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Cute project! It looks perfect to do with my 2 and 4 year old.

  26. Linda R November 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    great project and easy enough for all ages

  27. Kiley November 13, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    my daughter would love this! she loves owls!

  28. JLin November 13, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Great Activities for Kids

  29. Lisa Ellis November 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    what a cute idea for my 4 yr old ! Love it !

  30. Christine November 15, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    This looks so adorable and easy to make it.

  31. MJ November 15, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    I’m definitely going to do this with my son as he’s big into owls at the moment.

  32. Jessica Parks Wiese November 15, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    My daughter would love this! She is super into arts and crafts right now. I am going to try this with her. Thanks!