EASY INK & PAPER CRAFT FOR KIDS—IT’S A HOOT.
I made these with my friend, Parker (who you’ve seen a lot on Wondermint) and my friend Fiona (this is her first time on Wondermint). I’ve been friends with Fiona since we were 18 months old when we took a drumming class with our dads and an art class with our moms. Now, Fiona and I go to the same school and are in the same class. She is really amazing at soccer and she just co-founded a club at our school with our friend, Isabel. The club is called CAMAC (Club Against Marine Animal Cruelty) and I am the Public Relations Officer/Journalist. One day I’ll write a post about CAMAC. Anyways,for this craft, we decided to create OWLS using recycled paper. Hope you enjoy it!
Using a sharpie, draw one or many tree branches on a piece of paper or card stock. The tree branches can be all different styles. Without even planning it, Fiona, Parker and I had totally different kinds of tree branches.
Cut an “owl” shape out of recycled paper. We used scraps of Japanese paper and wrapping paper, but you can use magazines and newspapers, too. Two easy owl-like shapes are a roundish heart or a U-shape with pointy ears.
Glue the owl shape onto one of your drawn limbs, leaving some room for feet at the bottom of the owl shape.
Try embellishing your owl with any of these steps: If you want, cut out a diamond shape or a triangle shaped washi tape and add that to the middle of your owl shape to make a beak. Add googly eyes onto your owl or draw eyes onto your owl. Small triangles make great feet or ears. And, you can add wings, too. See the photos at the bottom of the post to get more ideas.
These owls can make great art if you frame them for your room, or you can use them to make a greeting card for a friend. They also look super cool when you take a photo of each owl individually using a phone app like Hipstamatic or A Beautiful Mess. Below are Hipstamatic prints of one of Fiona’s and Parker’s owls and one by me. I LOVE how we all have our unique style!!
If you make owl art, I would love to see it. You can also see another cool owl-themed craft & how-to video made with my friend Kiera by clicking HERE.