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Paper Bag Owl Craft

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Owls make popular fall crafts and you’ll be able to find many paper bag versions online. We decided to come up with our own paper bag owl craft idea. We gave our owls a personal touch with handprint wings and added a free paper bag owl template.

Paper bag owl craft for kids

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If you’re here to learn how to make paper bag owls, let me start with this: They are super easy. Plus, you’ll get a chance to repurpose some paper bags, that you may already have in your household. So here is to a cheap craft for kids.

Paper bag owls

You can turn the paper bag owls into owl puppets for a fun play pretend or pair them with a good owl book to read in the classroom or at home.

Owl crafts for kids

We may not be able to see owls out in nature, as they are nocturnal birds, but we get to hear them pretty often in our backyard. Besides, whenever we go to the ZOO, my kids love to watch the bird show. There are two owls among the show stars.

So, next time you’re looking for an animal craft idea for your kids or a letter O craft, in case you’re a teacher, you may consider these simple and adorable paper bag owls.

Paper bag owls for kids

As we used handprints for the wings, these owls can also be considered as a keepsake idea to make and give to grandma or grandpa. They can use them as fall decoration.

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Paper bag owl puppets

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When it comes to making the owl’s eyes, you have several options. You can find three small containers of different sizes and use them to draw the eyes on paper. Or you can make use of circle punches.

For your convenience I have also created a template, that you can find at the end of the article.

Handprint owl crafts

Supplies:

How to make this easy owl craft

Start by painting the bottom part of the paper bag in the color of your choice. Set the bag aside to dry completely.

paper bag

In the meantime, you can go ahead and download the owl eye template. Cut out the three circle shapes and trace them an corresponding colored paper. The big circle needs to be yellow, the middle one black and the smallest circle has to be white.

Glue the circles together to make the eyes.

Owl eyes

Fold down the sides of the painted bottom of the paper bag to form a triangle.

Fold bag
Folded bag

Before you glue the folded triangle to the paper bag, slide in the eyes.

Bag with eyes

Use a black marker to draw the beak at the bottom of the folded triangle.

Beak

Draw your kid’s handprints on colored paper that matches the craft paint. Cut them out and glue them to the sides of the paper bag. One handprint on each side.

Handprint wings

Use the black marker again and draw a few feathers between the wings.

Feathers
Paper bag owl craft

Paper bag owl craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Use paper bags and the owl template to make an easy paper bag owl craft with kids this fall.

Materials

  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Construction paper: yellow, black, white and another color of your choice
  • Craft paint of your choice
  • Black marker
  • Glue
  • Owl template - find it at the end of the post (optional)
  • Circle punches (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Circle punches (optional)

Instructions

  1. Start by painting the bottom part of the paper bag in the color of your choice. Set the bag aside to dry completely.
  2. In the meantime, you can go ahead and download the owl eye template. Cut out the three circle shapes and trace them an corresponding colored paper. The big circle needs to be yellow, the middle one black and the smallest circle has to be white.
  3. Glue the circles together to make the eyes.
  4. Fold down the sides of the painted bottom of the paper bag to form a triangle.
  5. Before you glue the folded triangle to the paper bag, slide in the eyes.
  6. Use a black marker to draw the beak at the bottom of the folded triangle.
  7. Draw your kid's handprints on colored paper that matches the craft paint. Cut them out and glue them to the sides of the paper bag. One handprint on each side.
  8. Use the black marker again and draw a few feathers between the wings.

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