Hooo loves owls? I get a lot of requests for nature-inspired ideas to do with kids and grandkids. These creative owl crafts use common supplies you probably already own and most can be completed in an afternoon. Pick a favourite and spend some good crafting time with your littles!
If you love the nature-inspired DIY theme, also see my other nature craft tutorials.
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What is it about owls that seems so captivating?
My own owl obsession started years ago when I read the book Wesley the Owl (about the rehabilitation of an owl) and, at the same time, kept seeing a snowy white owl spending a lot of time sitting on a telephone pole near our home. I’m not sure why his days were spent on that pole, and it probably wasn’t a good sign of his health, but there he was, day after day.
From there I started to read about owls, learn to recognize their calls, and notice them (or signs of them) on walks and hikes where I’d never been aware of them before. Like many creatures, they’re very good at blending in!
Goofy Owl Chicks
A couple of years ago, my brother Pete came across these horned owl chicks in the forest. What a goofy bunch of characters they are.
Owl Art & Craft Projects
Click on the links below to see the tutorials.
WOOD & CORK
- Wooden owl | Cottage at the Crossroads
Use a dremel tool to create this cool owl art.
- Cork owls | Happy Hooligans
Super cute idea to do with the littles.
- Pumpkin owl | Garden Therapy
This one is funny! This is a great idea for outdoor fall decor.
- Chicken wire owl wreath | House of Hawthornes
Buy an owl decoration you love and turn it into something unique.
- Wreath owl | Empress of Dirt
This one is intended for an adult to craft with a child. Uses common household supplies.
ROCKS & STONES
- Stone owls | Empress of Dirt
Sweet owls hand-painted on flat stones.
- Rock owls | Empress of Dirt
For more patient crafters! Paint your favourite owls on rocks.
FABRIC & YARN
- Pom pom owls | The Fairy and the Frog
Kids can help with these ones. Good toy idea for play time.
- Fabric owls | Our Fairfield Home & Garden
Grab some fabric scraps, buttons, and feathers and invent your own owls.
RECYCLE BIN & FOUND MATERIALS
- Cardboard owls | Empress of Dirt
A sweet owl-in-an-afternoon project entirely from the recycle bin.
- Pinecone owls | Empress of Dirt
Easy afternoon project to do with the kids.
- Owl pizza | The Educators’ Spin on It
No, we’re not going to eat owls. But this owl-shaped pizza is pretty cute.
More DIY Owl Project Ideas
How to Draw a Realistic Owl
And that’s it for today’s owl-mania. I hope you found some projects to make. And owls to eat. Kidding. Kidding.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛