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Snowy Owl Contact Paper Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Winter is a great time for your kids to learn about arctic animals.

You can explore their habitats and behaviors, read books about them, or watch documentaries or educational shows like Wild Kratts.

It’s also a good time of year to do some craft projects with kids. This snowy owl contact paper craft is one such project that kids will love for its simplicity and cuteness!

This kids’ craft is not only a fun way to talk about winter animals, but kids will love decorating their windows with this suncatcher as well.

Grab the free printable template and learn how to make your own winter bird. Also, be sure to check out all of our snowy owl activities for kids.

Snowy Owl Suncatcher

snowy owl sun catcher image collage with the words snowy owl suncatcher

Supplies

  • Contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper squares
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue stick
  • Black permanent marker
  • Snowy owl template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the snowy owl template, print, and cut out the pieces.

hand holding snowy owl sun catcher template

Cut out 2 rectangular pieces from the contact paper that are just larger than the snowy owl body outline.

Pull apart the cover paper from one piece of the contact paper, then place a single layer of light gray and white tissue squares on it. Leave the edges open so it can stick to the 2nd piece of contact paper.

hand placing white and gray tissue squares onto contact paper

Once you’ve covered the area, peel the cover paper off the 2nd piece of contact paper then stick it to the first piece so it glues itself together. Press firmly and smooth it out.

Place the snowy owl body onto the contact paper and use a marker to trace the outline. Cut it out with scissors.

hand tracing body template onto snowy owl sun catcher

Color in the snowy owl’s eye whites with a yellow marker, then glue them to the middle of the face.

hand gluing eye to snowy owl sun catcher

Next, take the beak and glue it in between the eyes.

hand gluing beak onto snowy owl sun catcher

Glue the feet at the bottom of the body.

hand gluing feet onto snowy owl sun catcher

Finish off by drawing on some belly feathers in the middle of the owl’s body with the permanent marker.

hand drawing feather lines onto snowy owl sun catcher

Use double-sided tape to stick your snowy owl to the window.

Isn’t this craft so fun?! It just might be our new favorite winter animal craft for kids.

snowy owl sun catcher on window

Winter Themed Activities

Don’t let the fun stop here! Create an entire winter-themed unit by bundling some of our favorite ideas below.

To begin, start with books. Reading aloud to your kids is a great way to help them learn to focus, increase vocabulary, and learn about the world around them.

Here are some of the best winter animal books.

Polar Bear Island is a fun book for winter! Polar bear island is just that – only for polar bears! That is until Kirby the penguin comes to visit. She turns the place around and adds tons of interesting excitement, but will the polar bears let her stay? You have to check it out and see for yourself!

Tacky The Penguin– This is a great book for children to learn about acceptance and valuing others for exactly who they are.

Owl Babies– A sweet book that teaches kids that Mom always comes back! It’s especially great for children who may have separation anxiety.

snowy owl sun catcher

We also love crafting. It isn’t just for fun though, although it’s great for that too! Crafting can help improve kids’ fine motor skills, creativity, and allow them a new form of self-expression.

Try adding in some of our favorite winter animal crafts:

Polar Bear Handprint Craft – Kids love to make crafts, especially in the winter when it’s cold outside! Here is a cute and easy craft your kids will love. It can be done without paint – just use paper. This handprint polar bear makes a great keepsake too!

Paper Plate Penguin Craft – Kids will love this paper plate penguin craft. Paint, cut, and glue to create a winter-themed animal that’s too cute for words. The best part is you can make as many as they want so it’s perfect for rainy days or after-school boredom.

Snowy Owl Printable Craft – Kids love animals. And what’s cuter than a snowy owl? This is a quick and easy, cut and paste activity perfect for practicing fine motor skills this winter season! Go to the link below to find out how you can make your own snowy owl craft today.

Walrus Arctic Animal Craft – This paper craft is a great activity to do with kids this winter. It’s easy and fun! Plus, it’s super cute!

hand holding snowy owl sun catcher

Winter is a great time to have fun while learning with these polar bear do a dot printables. Kids will work on fine motor skills, letter recognition, and counting while they complete this winter activity.

Kids will love these snowy owl worksheets. They’re so much fun and can really help kids with their handwriting, letter recognition, and scissor skills!

Dot-to-dot puzzles are a favorite pastime of kids. These simple but engaging polar bear dot to dots features cute polar bears, perfect for wintertime! Get your little ones to practice counting skills with this easy activity that will keep them entertained.

Share With Us

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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!

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Snowy Owl Contact Paper Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Create a snowy owl contact paper craft with the printable template. This winter-themed sun catcher will look great in any window and will keep kids busy when it's too cold to go outside.

Materials

  • Contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper squares
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Snowy owl template

Instructions

  1. Download the snowy owl template, print, and cut out the pieces.
  2. Cut out 2 rectangular pieces from the contact paper that are just larger than the snowy owl body outline.
  3. Pull apart the cover paper from one piece of the contact paper, then place a single layer of light gray and white tissue squares on it. Leave the edges open so it can stick to the 2nd piece of contact paper.
  4. Once you've covered the area, peel the cover paper off the 2nd piece of contact paper then stick it to the first piece so it glues itself together. Press firmly and smooth it out.
  5. Place the snowy owl body onto the contact paper and use a marker to trace the outline. Cut it out with scissors.
  6. Color in the snowy owl's eye whites with a yellow marker, then glue them to the middle of the face.
  7. Next, take the beak and glue it in between the eyes.
  8. Glue the feet at the bottom of the body.
  9. Finish off by drawing on some belly feathers in the middle of the owl's body with the permanent marker.
  10. Use double-sided tape to stick your snowy owl to the window.

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Snowy Owl Template

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