I’m one of those people who, at the first sign of August, I’m breaking out my sweaters and pumpkins. Even though I’m well aware it’s still summer and 100 degrees outside. I do love fall, though. If you’re like me and looking forward to the first sign of changing leaves, this Paper Plate Owl Craft is for you. It’s also such a fun craft for back to school, too!
We’ve made a number of really fun owl crafts in the past. Truth be told, they are some of my favorites any time of year. We really like these Simple Folded Paper Owls, this Paper Plate Owl in a Fall Tree is another great idea, and this Aluminum Foil Craft is really fun, as well.
For our Paper Plate Owl Craft you will need sturdy paper plates, acrylic paints, bottle caps, googly eyes, colored markers or paint pens, orange cardstock, scissors, and glue.
Paper Plate Owl Craft
- Paper plates
- Acrylic paints – variety of colors
- Bottle caps
- Medium sized googly eyes
- Colored markers or paint pens
- Orange cardstock
Begin by painting a paper plate.
Knowing we were going to decorate our owls further with markers and paint pens, we painted our plates half one color, half another. But for littler ones or more colorful owls, you could simply skip the markers and the kids could just paint the plate in a swirl of vibrant colors. Either method, make sure the paint dries completely.
Cut the plate in half.
Working with just a half of the paper plate, cut both sides off for the owl’s wings. Also trim a wide v shape along the top of the plate.
If you’re using markers or other decorations for the owls, now is the time to get creative.
The side cut from the left side of the owl will be used as the right-side wing, right side will be the left-side wing. Glue in place like in the above picture.
Cut a triangle from orange cardstock. Glue in place in the center of the owl, where the wings meet.
Glue two bottle caps above the beak. Then glue 2 googly eyes in the center of the bottle caps.
I’m honestly trying to enjoy this last bit of summer, but this Paper Plate Owl Craft is just reminding me how ready I am to jump in a pile of leaves. If you’re excited for all things fall, too, then be sure to check out more of our fun fall craft ideas at Our Kid Things!