Fall is a great time to get creative with your kids and this owl popsicle stick craft is the perfect project!
Not only is it a fun, hands-on activity, but it’s also a great way for kids to explore their creative side.
This is also a great opportunity for kids to practice fine motor skills as they work on manipulating small materials.
And what could be more fun than making owls in the fall? These little creatures are synonymous with the season, and they’re sure to bring a smile to your child’s face.
So gather up some supplies and get ready to create some forest friends!
Also, check out all of our popsicle stick crafts for even more ideas.
Owl Craft Idea
- Popsicle sticks
- Glue dots (or hot glue)
- Colored cardstock
- Owl template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.
Download the owl template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Line up 11 popsicle sticks together. Take 3 additional popsicle sticks and stretch 2 glue dots along each of them. Glue each of these popsicle sticks to the group of 11, one on top, in the middle, and on the bottom.
Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of brown paint and let it dry completely before moving on.
Take the top of head piece and glue it to the top of the popsicle sticks.
Next, place the ear tufts on the top right and left corners and glue them in place.
Position the eyes on either side of the head and glue them down.
Glue the beak in the middle of the eyes.
Take the belly and glue it just below the beak, in the middle of the body.
Place the wings, one on each side, and glue them below the eyes.
Finish up by gluing the feet to the back and bottom of the popsicle sticks.
Isn’t this such a cute little owl craft? We bet your kids will love creating their own!
Fall Unit For Kids
Fall is a great time to learn and there are lots of fun ways to do it! A fall unit study for kids can include crafts, books to read, activities, and more.
It’s a great way to have the kids learn about the world around us and have some hands-on fun at the same time.
And best of all, it’s educational! So why not put together a fall unit study for your kids today? They’ll love it!
Forest Animal Books For Kids
Reading aloud to your kids is one of the best things you can do for their development. Not only does it help them develop language skills, but it also helps them learn to love reading.
When you read aloud to your kids, they have a chance to hear how words are pronounced and see how they are used in context. This helps them to develop their vocabulary and understanding of grammar.
In addition, reading aloud gives kids a chance to explore new worlds and experience new ideas. That’s why we recommend starting with books!
Below are some of our favorite forest animal books for kids. Grab them from the library or add them to your home collection.
The Kissing Hand – This sweet book will not only have kids captivated but may also help with separation anxiety. We definitely recommend adding this one to your collection!
Peek-a-Flap Who – This board book is great for toddlers all the way up to kindergarten children. All kids love lifting the flaps, but there are also little facts about the animals in the forest.
Over in the Forest – We love this book for introducing kids to forest animals. Find the hidden animals, learn about forest animals, and discover baby animal names.
Fall Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great way for kids to express their creativity and have fun. It can also help them develop important life skills such as patience, concentration, and fine motor skills.
Add in some of these fall crafts for more hands-on fun:
Skunk Paper Bag Puppet – Fall is the perfect time to break out this skunk craft! These cute critters are easy and fun to make, and they provide a great screen-free activity for kids. Plus, they can be used to pretend play fall scenes and stories.
Easy Raccoon Craft – This easy and quick project is perfect for forest themes. Plus, kids will love seeing their finished creations come to life. So gather up some paper, some glue, and some scissors, and get started!
Acorn Craft – One of our favorite fall crafts is this adorable acorn craft made from paper. It’s simple enough for even young kids to make, and it’s a great way to teach them about the changing of the season. Plus, this craft is perfect for using up any extra construction paper you might have lying around.
Fun Fall Activities
I spy games are a great way for kids to work on visual discrimination and memory skills. These forest animal I spy printables are perfect for kids who love animals. Each pages includes a new grouping of animals, so kids can challenge themselves to find all of the animals in the forest. These printables are also great for keeping kids busy during long car rides or rainy days. In addition, these pages can be laminated and used over and over again with a dry erase marker!
Fall is a great time to get your child’s fine motor skills fine-tuned! These fall pattern block mats will help them learn to identify shapes, and they’ll have so much fun finishing the scene. Plus, they can use the mats over and over again – just print them out and laminate them for durability.
Now is always a great time to work on some sight words! Sight words are an important part of learning to read, and these fall color by sight word worksheets can help your child learn them while also improving their pencil grasp. Plus, they’re just plain fun – and who doesn’t love that? So print out these worksheets today and let your child have fun while they learn!
More Fall Ideas
- Encourage sensory play with this fall playdough kit for kids.
- Little girls will look so adorable in this fall pumpkin & leaves t-shirt.
- Grab this “sweater weather” mug to sip all your warm drinks this fall.
- This personalized wooden pumpkin is so cute to add to your fall decor.
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Fall Printables For Kids
- Popsicle sticks
- Glue dots (or hot glue)
- Colored cardstock
- Owl template
- Download the owl template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Line up 11 popsicle sticks together. Take 3 additional popsicle sticks and stretch 2 glue dots along each of them. Glue each of these popsicle sticks to the group of 11, one on top, in the middle, and on the bottom.
- Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of brown paint and let it dry completely before moving on.
- Take the top of head piece and glue it to the top of the popsicle sticks.
- Next, place the ear tufts on the top right and left corners and glue them in place.
- Position the eyes on either side of the head and glue them down.
- Glue the beak in the middle of the eyes.
- Take the belly and glue it just below the beak, in the middle of the body.
- Place the wings, one on each side, and glue them below the eyes.
- Finish up by gluing the feet to the back and bottom of the popsicle sticks.