Paper Roll Owls: What A Hoot!

Paper Roll Owls

Owl, owls, and more owls.  That’s what might be going through your mind if you took a look at my daughter’s Owl Theme Nurserybedroom.  When my hubby and I designed her nursery we went for an owl theme.  I think its darling and it’s my favourite room in the house!  That being said, I felt like the first kid’s craft for the Little Mom Aid should be owl related.  That is why I chose to do these Paper Roll Owls.

The Paper Roll Owls are simple to create and you probably have most of the materials on hand already.  Your little ones will have fun creating these little owls.  Your kiddos can use their imaginations and come up with whatever colour scheme they want.  Arts and crafts are all about having fun and being creative!

If you have young kids it might be helpful to do a little prep.  For example, you can paint the paper rolls and cut out the shapes if your minis have trouble handling scissors.  To let you child feel like she is part of the process why not have her pick out the colour of paint and construction paper.

Now let’s start crafting!

Paper Roll OwlsMaterials:
  • Paper roll
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes



First, paint the paper roll and let it dry.

Doesn’t look like much now but it will be an adorable little owl soon enough!

While waiting for the paint to dry draw the shapes then cut them out. A quick tip I learned while teaching in a kindergarten class is to fold your paper a bunch of times then cut.  This makes the cutting go so much faster! For these little owls, I did this with the circles for the feathers.  The owls with also need big round eyes, wings, a pointy beak, and cute feet!

Cutting out shapes

Once the paint has dried and your cut-outs are ready to go, it is time to put the owls together!  To create those nice pointy owl ears fold down the top of the paper rolls.

Owl Ears


Next, near the top of the roll glue on the owl eyes. Then place the beak.  Now onto those feathers.  We used to different colours for the feathers and created 3 layers. Next, we glued the feet onto the inside of the paper roll so they could stick out nicely. We then glued the wings on the back of the roll. Finally, we glued on some googly eyes.  Googly eyes make everything cuter and more fun! I’m sure your kiddos would agree.

Quick note — don’t be dainty with the glue! Add  some to the roll and to the shapes!









Happy crafting!

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