As the leaves change, the air turns crisp, and the nights become longer, you may hear the hoot of an owl that comes out to play under the moonlit sky.
With their big, round eyes and hooting calls, they add an air of mystery to the fall season. What better way to celebrate this magical season with the kids than by having them create their own torn paper owl craft!?
And if you’re hunting for more fall crafts, be sure to check out our other exciting ideas.
This craft is not only lots of fun, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity for kids to refine their fine motor skills. As they tear and glue the colored paper onto the provided owl template, they’ll learn to control their movements with precision and care.
Kids can customize their crafts by choosing their favorite colors to make their owls. So, gather up your crafting materials, download the free template, and let’s make some adorable paper owls to bring the spirit of fall into your home!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Owl template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the free template)
Download the owl template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by tearing the paper you want to use for the owl’s body into small pieces. Next, glue these small pieces all over the owl outline until it is completely filled.
Next, take the eyes and glue them to the middle of the eye outlines.
Glue the completed eyes to the middle and top of the owl.
Position the owl’s wings on each side of the body and glue them in place.
Place the beak in between and just below the eyes and glue it down.
Finish by gluing the feet to the bottom and middle of the owl’s body.
While you’re here, be sure to check out all our animal crafts for kids we have at Simple Everyday Mom!
Fall Ideas For Kids
Discover some more fun fall crafts and activity ideas that will have kids expressing their creativity while learning!
We have lots of projects and educational activities that are perfect for fall that will keep kids of all ages engaged at home, school, or daycare. Keep reading below to pick out some fall ideas that will be perfect for your kiddos.
Fall Books For Kids
Book reading can help boost cognitive skills, improve language development, and increase empathy and social-emotional intelligence.
Plus, it’s a great way to introduce new vocabulary and ideas to children and spark their curiosity about the world around them!
So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!
Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.
We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!
Fun Owl Resources
Fall Crafts For Kids
Crafting offers numerous benefits for kids. They gain confidence and a sense of pride with each project completed. Through making crafts, they learn about shapes, colors, counting, and patterns.
Choose from some of our fabulous fall crafts below to encourage your kids to get some crafting in today!
Scarecrow Handprint Craft – Create some fun fall decorations with your kiddos! This adorable scarecrow is fun to make and features some custom straw hair made by your kid’s handprints! It’s great for kids of all ages, and uses supplies you already have at home!
Acorn Paper Bag Craft – Bring some joy and laughter to your kid’s day with a fun fall puppet! With a simple paper bag and a little imagination, kids will transform it into a cute acorn puppet to bring their fun stories to life. Download the template and get the kids ready for a craft they’ll go “nuts” for!
Pumpkin Name Craft – Your little pumpkins will have fun with this sweet craft! As they put the pumpkin seed letter in order, they’ll spell their own names.
It’s a great way for them to practice spelling it, as well as working on letter recognition as they make a personalized fall decoration.
Apple Popsicle Stick Craft – Kids can get their creative juices flowing with this apple-tactic craft! Break out either the juicy red or vibrant green paint to turn those plain ole popsicle sticks into an apple. Top it off with an adorable smiling face with the help of our free template!
Fall Activities For Kids
Get kids excited about fall with these pumpkin worksheets for preschool! They’ll navigate through the “P is for pumpkin” letter maze, solve pumpkin patterns like a pro, and perfect their handwriting skills for the letter p and the new vocabulary word, pumpkin.
Your budding artists will love these scarecrow coloring pages! Inside this set of printables, you’ll find three uniquely awesome scarecrow pages.
From a stand-alone scarecrow to one with corn and pumpkins, and even another with hay and chickens, your kids will have lots of coloring fun with these cute fall scenes.
Get ready for some learning this fall with our fun-packed fall worksheets for preschool kids!
There are 25 amazing pages waiting for your kids, where they’ll match apples on a tree, explore animal silhouettes, solve number puzzles, and more! It’s the perfect way to practice fine motor skills, counting, alphabet recognition, and even pre-writing.
Embrace the wonders of fall with these fall leaves printables! These free activities are perfect for preschool and homeschooling fun.
From coloring pages to mazes and cutting practice, there’s something for everyone. Plus, they’ll help you sharpen those fine motor skills! Let’s dive in and make this fall season extra special with learning and creativity.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Owl template
- Download the owl template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by tearing the paper you want to use for the owl's body into small pieces. Next, glue these small pieces all over the owl outline until it is completely filled.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them to the middle of the eye outlines.
- Glue the completed eyes to the middle and top of the owl.
- Position the owl's wings on each side of the body and glue them in place.
- Place the beak in between and just below the eyes and glue it down.
- Finish by gluing the feet to the bottom and middle of the owl's body.