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October 30, 2012

Colorful Patterned Owls

We took a break from Halloween crafting this week by reading The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy and Jane Chapman. After completing our Little White Owl Craft Craft we decided we wanted to make the colorful patterned owls depicted in the story too.  

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You can purchase The Little White Owl here.
Supplies you will need:
1. Paper plates work so well to make owls, so we stuck with them on this project. Start by painting three small paper plates one color. Let them dry completely.

2. After your paper plates are dry, use a different color to paint a pattern on one of the paper plates to use as the body for the owl. We mimicked our favorites out of the story in the picture above.

3. After the pattern is dry that you painted, take another one of the painted paper plates and cut it in half to use as the wings. I used a stapler to attach them to the body. You could also use a generous amount of school glue.

4. Next, use a generous amount of school glue to attach the last paper plate to the body as the head of the owl.

5. Cut out eyes, black pupils and a nose out of construction paper and glue them on to the face. One of my son's owl had a striped nose so he used markers to make the pattern on his nose.

6. Lastly cut a slit out of the top of the owls head to finish your owl. You can also do this step before attaching it to the body.

They turned out so colorful and pretty!

My 5 year old went with chevron stripes as his pattern...

My 7 year old liked the dotted owl in the book...

And I went with a striped pattern...

I'm telling you, it never gets old creating with my children! We are going to take a break for a couple days to enjoy Halloween festivities and will be back with some turkey fun!!

Looking for more owl crafts? Click on the pictures below to check out some of our other fun projects.

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Betsy said... Best Blogger Tips

So bright and so fun! What a wonderful craft. Can't wait to check out that book!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! Your ideas and projects are so creative and inspirational..being both a mom and a teacher, I love your blog! I have emailed you a few times, is it possible to get a copy of your Bathroom Redo Prints? Thanks Melissa (

Barbara said... Best Blogger Tips

SO beautiful!
Thank you.
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Esther said... Best Blogger Tips

My daughter saw ur previous post and wanted to make them immediately.. she will go crazy for this one too:-) You are awesome!

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute, cute, cute! We love that book, so we will definitely making these owls!

LindaLinda said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! Did you use watercolors?

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! Did you use watercolors?

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! Did you use watercolors?

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! Did you use watercolors?

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! Did you use watercolors?

Cindy deRosier said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your owl! You can see it here:

If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

Rhonda Gales said... Best Blogger Tips

These are adorable. I searching for crafts to make with my 6 year old grandson and this perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Nermine Ayman said... Best Blogger Tips