Owls owls owls, who loves owls as much as we do? My girls are obsessed by their fluffy cuteness and even have an owl themed bedroom! For fellow enthusiasts, I have a super easy Recycled Cardboard Owl Craft to show you that reuses materials to create funky owls with oodles of personality.
Aside from the glue and paint, every material used within this craft is recyclable, making this craft inexpensive and achievable. All you need to do is start hoarding cardboard boxes, magazines, string, bottle tops and anything else that could be utilised by your Arty Crafty Kids.
Shall we get started?
Recycled Cardboard Owl Craft: Materials and Supplies
To begin, create the canvas. Cut out a large oval shape from the cardboard, making the ‘head’ area slightly larger than the bottom. This will become the owl’s body.
Decorate the body of the owl, either with paint or pieces of magazine, or both!
We selected a variety of colourful pages with interesting patterns and textures from the magazine and cut out small oval shapes and triangles.
Of course, your Arty Crafty Kids are not limited to these shapes. They could tear the paper, scrunch it up and simply go with their creative flow.
Alternatively, they could also use tissue paper, sequins or even bubble wrap to decorate their owls.
Next, add wings and eyes, securing with PVA glue.
As you can see, we’ve opted for contrast, using the bumpy part of our box for wings and white printed eyes from our magazine.
My little girl also decided against two black eyes, using contrasting buttons for eyes.
Continue decorating, sticking and painting the owls until your Arty Crafty Kids feel that their owls are complete.
The Recycled Cardboard Owl Craft is now finished!
The beauty of this craft is that’s incredibly free and open to your child’s creativity. Providing the basic elements of a body, wings and eyes are included, how they’re created is entirely down to the Arty Crafty Kids. Perhaps the eyes could be replaced with milk bottle tops and the wings created with fabric?
However the owls turn out, I hope your children enjoy the process!
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