Looking for a fun and easy craft to do with your kids? Look no further than the paper plate owl! This simple project is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to use up any extra paper plates lying around.
We will be giving you a simple step-by-step guide on how to make an adorable paper plate owl craft. This is a great project for kids and can be easily customized to reflect your child’s unique personality.
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So gather your supplies and let’s get started!
Materials Needed For Paper Plate Owl
Below is a list of the supplies you will need in order to make your paper plate owl. Collect the items on the list and let’s get started!
–Paper plate: Any paper plate will work but the cheap flimsy ones work best!
–Colored paper: We used orange and yellow but feel free to choose whatever colors you’d like.
–Illustration board: Illustration board is basically a hard piece of white cardboard. Feel free to switch it out with something similar if needed.
–Scissor: Grab a pair of kid-friendly scissors.
–Glue gun & stick: Glue gun works best however, for younger kids always stick to glue sticks. My 8-year-old is just now learning how to properly use a glue gun.
Tip: When working on this owl plate craft feel free to alter the craft as needed depending on your child’s age. My 8-year-old loved cutting out small feathers for her owl. My 5-year-old cut out much larger feathers that were their own unique shape.
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Instructions For Your Owl Plate Craft:
Step 1: Fold both sides of the paper plate in a slope position, looking like this (/ \).
Step 2: Fold the upper part of the folded paper plate, and use the glue gun to paste them together.
Step 3: Cut the orange-colored paper (15×2 cm) as much as you need. If you have a younger child doing this project I recommend cutting these strips thinker so that the feathers are larger and easier to glue onto the owl.
Step 4: Fold it every 1 cm until it is all folded.
Step 5: Draw a small curve to it and cut, these will serve as little feathers.
Step 6: Use the glue gun to paste these feathers into the shiny part of the folded paper plate and the head part. Start from the bottom to the top.
Step 7: Again, cut the orange-colored paper (15×4 cm) as much as you need and fold it every 2 cm until it is all folded. Draw a bigger curve twice the size of the first curve into the folded colored paper and cut.
Step 8: Use the glue gun to paste these feathers to the left and right parts of the paper plate.
Step 9: Cut circles from the illustration board. (2) medium size, (2) small size.
Step 10: Paste it together creating a pair of eyes, then glue it into the complete product.
Step 11: Cut a small triangle from the yellow-colored paper, and paste it below the eyes.
Step 12: Cut (2) feet shaped from the illustration board and glue them to the bottom part of the product.
There you have your OWL PAPERCRAFT, you did it!
- Be careful when using the scissor and the glue gun.
- Choose the proper materials to achieve the aspired outcome.
- Let your creativity flow in your works!
- You’re free to add designs you want.
Owl Paper Plate Craft Summary
Paper plate owls are a fun and easy craft project for kids young and old. They can be made in any color or pattern that you like, and they make the perfect decoration for a child’s art room.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy craft project to keep your kids entertained, give paper plate owls a try! Let us know in the comments below how your owl turned out.
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