Save those toilet paper rolls! Here’s an adorable owl craft that kids will love making. You can make the owls any colors you want, and cupcake liners work so well for making the owl’s wings.

If you’ve followed our site for any length of time, you probably know that we love owls. We even have a screech owl box hanging in our back yard tree! (We’ve had owl visitors to our box, but haven’t gotten a nesting pair yet.)

We’ve been collecting owl crafts for kids over the years, so be sure to check out the rest of our ideas!

This is such a fun craft to make with the supplies you have on hand! We used googly eyes and buttons for the eyes, but you can easily substitute cardboard or construction paper circles for the buttons.

The owls below were created by my 15 year old, my 8 year old, and myself. We had so much fun making these! Janie (age 8) made a few more on her own after I had taken the pictures.

Supplies Needed:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Cupcake liners – in your choice of colors
  • Large googly eyes
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Buttons
  • Hot glue
  • Acrylic paint – white, brown, tan, black

To get the owl head shape, fold down the tops of the toilet paper tubes. They will stay folded like this, or you can glue down the folded areas. We put a little hot glue under the top fold to hold it all together.

Then paint your owls. It’s fun to make them in a variety of colors. We used acrylic paints, but tempera paint would also work if you’re doing this with younger kids. Acrylic paint does NOT wash out of clothes!

Paint a belly on the owl if you want, or just leave it plain.

We used buttons and googly eyes for the eyes. Then we cut beaks from yellow construction paper.

We hot glued the googly eyes to the buttons before gluing them to the owl.

Then we cut wings from cupcake liners. I found these cute fall patterned cupcake liners at Hobby Lobby. Super cute!

Glue the eyes, beak, and wings to the owl. A low temp glue gun works great for kids! If you prefer not to use hot glue, Tacky Glue is another good option.

I can’t decide which one I like best. The snowy owl is pretty adorable. My son did that one!

Need more owl crafts? Head over to see all of our Adorable Owl Crafts for Kids!


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  1. eileen Sep 21, 2022

    Just love these owls. You do a great job presenting and explaining your crafts and lessons. Thank you !


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