Bobble Head Owl Craft – Colourful, fun and interactive, this is an Autumn craft that kids will love!
With its handprint wings, the craft doubles up as a gorgeous seasonal keepsake.
Children can use their creativity to decorate owls with various mediums, materials and methods!
Perhaps replace the paintbrush for fingertips or print with leaves! Add sequins, buttons, tissue paper or fabric.
This owl craft is such fun to make and perfectly adaptable to suit children both big and small.
Bobble Head Owl Craft: Materials
- White Card Stock
- White & Green Paper
- Patterned or Coloured Paper
- Ready-Mix Paint OR Colouring Pencils/Crayons
- Brown Tissue Paper
- Glue Stick
Downloading the Owl Template:
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Bobble Head Owl Craft: Tutorial
Printing the Template
Download and print the Bobble Head Owl Template from the Arty Crafty Kids members area.
The template can be downloaded onto good quality paper or card stock.
If you opt for cardstock, remember to check your printer settings for a recommended weight. Most printers prefer card stock less than 220gsm.
Paint the Owl Template
Step 1: Using your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium, colour in and decorate the owl template.
Step 2: Leave the template to dry.
Cut out the Owl Elements
Step 3: Once the owl template has thoroughly dried, cut out the elements.
The template has been designed with little hands in mind; using big thick lines and simple shapes to encourage smaller children to have a go at cutting for themselves.
Step 4: Place the body of the owl to a sheet of white card stock – do no secure with glue yet!
Make a Tissue Paper Branch
Step 5: Grab two sheets of rectangular tissue paper and twist until they hold.
The twisted tissue paper will become a tree branch!
Step 6: Secure the tissue paper tree branch with glue to the bottom of the white card stock.
Step 7. Add green leaves to the branch.
Step 8: Once the branch is complete, shuffle the body of the owl down to the branch and secure with glue.
Add Handprint Wings
Step 9: Draw around a pair of Arty Crafty Hands onto coloured paper/card and cut the handprints out.
Step 10: Secure the handprint wings to the owl’s body.
Make an Accordion Fold – ‘Bobble’
Step 11: Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of coloured paper (or card for a better bounce, however it’s trickier for kids to fold) – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper or longest side of a piece of card.
Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.
Step 12: Fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!
Securing the Accordion Fold
Step 13: Continue this process until all the is paper has been folded.
Seal the ends with glue.
Step 14: Glue one end of the accordion fold between the two handprint wings.
Step 15: Glue the beak to the back of the large eyes.
Completing the Bobble Head Owl Craft
Step 16: Complete the Bobble Head Owl Craft by securing the eyes to the other end of the accordion fold.
The large eyes will now bobble and bounce with movement!
More Fun and Easy Owl Crafts for Kids:
Bobble Handprint Owl Craft
A super cute and interactive paper Autumn craft that kids will love! With its wobbly handprint wings, the craft doubles up as a gorgeous seasonal keepsake.https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/bobble-handprint-owl-craft/
Toilet Paper Roll Owl Craft
With the nights drawing in and the air becoming cooler, the toilet paper roll owls are an ideal Autumn craft for kick-starting the season and use materials you’re likely to already have within the recycling bin and craft box.https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/toilet-paper-roll-owls/
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Baby owls are pretty much the most adorable thing ever, don’t you agree? After reading the book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell several times last week we decided it would be fun to make a craft to go along with it.From our Friends at I Heart Crafty Things: https://iheartcraftythings.com/owl-babies-craft.html
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