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Sponge Painted Snowy Owl Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Snowy owls are a quintessential winter animal. They’re beautiful, and kids love them!

Learn about this amazing bird then make this sponge painted snowy owl craft!

Kids get to paint the snowy owl’s body then glue on its parts to finish it off.

They’ll be able to practice fine motor skills while having fun with this craft project that is perfect for wintertime.

This project is great as an art or school project too! Hang it in your child’s room once they’re finished creating it and they’ll be proud of themselves and all their hard work!

Also, be sure to look through all of our snowy owl activities for more winter animal ideas.

Snowy Owl Art Project

snowy owl craft image collage with the words sponge painted snowy owl

Supplies

  • Sponge dabber
  • White and/or light gray paint
  • Scissors
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • White gel marker or snowflake stickers (optional)
  • 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 you need.

hand holding hand gluing beak onto snowy owl craft template

Use the sponge dabber to fill the snow owl’s body with white and/or light gray paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.

hand painting snowy owl body onto blue paper

Take the branch piece and glue it just above the dashed line, near the bottom of the page.

hand gluing branch onto snowy owl craft

Next, glue the feet so they’re right below the owl’s body and on top of the branch.

hand gluing feet onto snowy owl craft

Glue the wings, one on each side of the main portion of the owl’s body.

hand gluing wing onto snowy owl craft

Create the head by gluing the face in the middle of the head.

hand gluing face onto snowy owl craft

Position the eyes in the middle of the face and glue them in place.

hand gluing eye onto snowy owl craft

Finish off the face by gluing the beak in between the eyes.

hand gluing beak onto snowy owl craft

Use a black marker to draw on belly feathers.

hand drawing belly feathers onto snowy owl craft

Optionally: Use a white gel marker or stickers to make snowflakes all over the paper.

hand drawing snowflakes onto snowy owl craft
hand holding snowy owl craft

Winter Unit Study For Kids

Keep going with the winter fun and learning by creating a winter unit study for kids. Below are some of our favorite ideas to get you started.

We like to start each new unit by reading books. Reading aloud to your children can help them developmentally in so many ways! And, it’s so simple. Grab some books from your local library or buy some to add to your home collections.

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.

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If you’ve been on the blog before, you know we love crafts! They’re not only fun, but they can also help with following directions, expressing creativity, and working on scissor skills. Add in some more winter projects:

Tissue Paper Polar Bear Craft – Learn how to make a darling tissue paper polar bear craft with your kids. This is a fun, easy, and inexpensive winter craft idea that will have the whole family crafting in no time! The best part about this project? You can use any colors you want!!

Printable Reindeer Craft – Print this free reindeer craft and cut the pieces out. It’s a great way to work on scissor skills, or just have fun making something new during winter break! You can color it in with markers or paint it too!

Toilet Paper Roll Penguin Craft – This is an easy craft that can be done at home or in the classroom. With simple materials, you’ll have a fun wintery penguin to display on your desk. Recycle toilet paper rolls and make an adorable penguin family!

Handprint Arctic Fox Craft – If you’re looking for a craft to do with the kids this winter, give this handprint arctic fox craft a look. It’s quick and easy-perfect for keeping little hands busy while they wait out the snowfall!

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If you’re looking to keep your kids busy this winter, we’ve got some great penguin cutting activity pages for them. These printable sheets are a fun and engaging way to work on their scissor skills as well as help them develop motor function in those little hands! Use these activities with preschool, pre k, and kindergarten children.

Winter is here! Get your kids excited about snow with these three snowy owl worksheets. The first one has the child label parts of a snowy owl, next they can work on their letter recognition and finally practice handwriting skills. These are a perfect activity to keep little hands busy during winter break!

Dot markers are a fun way for kids of all ages to stay engaged and creative. These free printable polar bear do a dot printables are great because they’re educational too! It features a variety of different polar bears activities that your child can color in with the dot marker pens.

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!

More Winter Ideas For Kids

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Sponge Painted Snowy Owl Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This snowy owl craft is perfect for the winter season. Download the template, paint the body, then glue on its parts to finish it off!

Materials

  • Sponge dabber
  • White and/or light gray paint
  • Scissors
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • White gel marker or snowflake stickers (optional)
  • Snowy owl template

Instructions

  1. Download the snowy owl template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Use the sponge dabber to fill the snow owl's body with white and/or light gray paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  3. Take the branch piece and glue it just above the dashed line, near the bottom of the page.
  4. Next, glue the feet so they're right below the owl's body and on top of the branch.
  5. Glue the wings, one on each side of the main portion of the owl's body.
  6. Create the head by gluing the face in the middle of the head.
  7. Position the eyes in the middle of the face and glue them in place.
  8. Finish off the face by gluing the beak in between the eyes.
  9. Use a black marker to draw on belly feathers.
  10. Optionally: Use a white gel marker or stickers to make snowflakes all over the paper.

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Snowy Owl Art Template

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