Easy Owl Art and Activities for Kids
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