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Paper Plate Owl Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Whoooo loves owls??? We sure do and this paper plate owl craft is so fun to make!

We make tons of paper plate crafts for kids because they’re super easy, cheap, and fun for the kids.

With fall beginning, we’re excited to share even more ideas to keep the kiddos occupied on the days they can’t go outside.

We’re giving you a free printable template too, so it’s easy to recreate with your kids too. Gather your craft supplies, sit at the dinner table and make this cute paper plate craft to give to Grandma or friends.

Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial to see how to make it or simply read the directions below.

Preschool Owl Craft

collage of paper plate owl craft images with the words paper plate owl craft simpleeverydaymom.com in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Brown paint (or any other color your child wants)
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Owl template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the owl template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding paper plate owl craft template

Paint the paper plate in 1-2 light coats of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on.

hands painting paper plate brown

Create the owl’s eyes by gluing the yellow circle off-centered on the white part of the eye like in the pictures below. Cut off the excess yellow paper.

Finish the eye by gluing the black part of the eye to the middle of the yellow section.

hands gluing black part of eye to owl eyes

Take the completed eye and glue it to the center of the owl’s eye outline. Place the finished eye area and glue both of them to the paper plate.

hands gluing eyes to paper plate owl eye outlines
hands gluing eyes to paper plate

Grab the owl’s beak and glue it between the two eyes.

hands gluing beak to paper plate owl craft

Glue the owl’s wings on each side of the paper plate, just below the eyes.

hands gluing wings to paper plate owl craft

Finish off the owl by gluing the feet to the bottom of the paper plate, in between the wings.

hands gluing feet to paper plate owl craft

Isn’t this just the cutest little owl craft?! We love how big his eyes are!!

two paper plate owl crafts

Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!

Animal Unit Study For Kids

Want a fun way to incorporate learning and fun, all with an animal twist? Then why not create a mini animal unit study?

We’ve got our favorite ideas below to get you started. Find the activities that are perfect for your kids or students.

Kids’ Books About Animals

One of our favorite things to do whenever we start a new unit is to begin with books. Grab these popular books from your library or grab them from Amazon to add to your home collection!

Bear Can’t Wait– If your child loves the Bear series of books, they’ll want to read the newest one where Bear plans a special surprise for Hare!

A Walk Through the Woods– This beautiful and intricate children’s book will keep children engaged and wanting to turn the page!

Owl Babies– Kids will relate to the message of this cute little book. In it, owl babies are waiting and worrying, will Mommy return? There’s a great resolution and fun illustrations as well.

brown paper plate owl craft

Animal Crafts For Kids

Craft time is always a favorite in our house! Kids love getting to be creative and using their imaginations. And parents love that it keeps them busy and out of trouble! But did you know that there are actually some pretty great benefits to crafting for kids?

Crafting helps kids develop fine motor skills. Cutting, gluing, and painting all require the use of small muscles in the hands and fingers. The more practice kids have with these activities, the better they will become at using these muscles.

Crafting can also help boost kids’ self-confidence. When they see their finished product, they’ll feel a sense of accomplishment. And the more they craft, the more proficiency they’ll gain. This can lead to a real sense of pride in their work.

Finally, crafting is just plain fun! It’s a great way for kids to express their creativity. And it’s a perfect activity to do together as a family.

Try adding in some more of these great animal crafts for kids:

Skunk Paper Bag Puppet – Fun for pretend play? You bet! This skunk puppet is not only easy and inexpensive to make, but it’s also bound to get plenty of giggles. Simply grab a brown paper lunch bag, some paper, and some glue.

Easy Raccoon Craft – This easy raccoon craft for kids is not only adorable, but it’s also fun to make! Paper, scissors, and glue are all you need to create this charming little forest friend. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle any leftover construction paper you might have lying around. Best of all, this project can be easily adapted to fit any age group.

Owl Popsicle Stick Craft – This cute little owl is perfect for fall or anytime you want to add a woodland touch to your crafting. And the best part is, there’s a free template to go with it! Just grab some popsicle sticks, glue, and paint, and your little ones will be crafting up a storm in no time.

Paper Plate Fox Craft – This fox craft is perfect for kids who love to be creative. They can cut, paint, and glue to their heart’s content. And when they’re finished, they’ll have a cute little fox to show off to their friends.

Animal Activities For Kids

One of the best things about forests is all of the different animals you can find there! Kids will love spotting all the different creatures with these forest animal I spy printables. They are great for helping kids develop important observation and critical thinking skills. There are six different printables to choose from, each featuring a bunch of adorable animals.

Who doesn’t love animals? They’re cute, cuddly, and make us laugh. But did you know that they can also help kids learn important skills? These animal do a dot printables are a great way to help kids with fine motor skills, counting, and letter recognition. Plus, they’re just plain fun! So next time you’re looking for a way to entertain your little ones, print out these pages and let them have a blast!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Ideas For Kids

two paper plate owl crafts

Paper Plate Owl Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This paper plate owl craft for kids is a fun and adorable animal craft for kids!

Materials

  • Paper Plate
  • Brown paint (or any other color your child wants)
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Owl template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the owl template, print and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint the paper plate in 1-2 light coats of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
  3. Create the owl's eyes by gluing the yellow circle off-centered on the white part of the eye like in the pictures below. Cut off the excess yellow paper.
  4. Finish the eye by gluing the black part of the eye to the middle of the yellow section.
  5. Take the completed eye and glue it to the center of the owl eye outline. Place the finished eye area and glue both of them to the paper plate.
  6. Grab the owl's beak and glue it between the two eyes.
  7. Glue the owl's wings on each side of the paper plate, just below the eyes.
  8. Finish off the owl by gluing the feet to the bottom of the paper plate, in between the wings.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Owl Craft Template

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Susana

Saturday 22nd of October 2022

I love that ❤️❤️❤️ thank you

Sam

Saturday 22nd of October 2022

You're welcome! And so glad!

winnie

Sunday 18th of September 2022

I love this easy and simple paper plate owl craft, and the instruction so easy to follow. So cute.

Sam

Monday 19th of September 2022

Thank you!

Maureen

Sunday 18th of September 2022

Dear Sam, always so kind, sharing beautiful works. Thank you!

Carli

Sunday 18th of September 2022

Cute, thanks!

Sam

Monday 19th of September 2022

You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by :)

A.

Thursday 8th of September 2022

I like it

Sam

Thursday 8th of September 2022

Thanks!

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