Owls are a staple of fall and a favorite sign of fall among kids and adults. You can use this fun cotton ball owl babies craft when studying owls, the letter O, fall creatures, forest creatures, or birds! The simplicity of the craft makes it ideal for the classroom, but it is still cute enough to display with pride. Kids will love making these darling little baby owls in the nest.
Getting the Owl Babies Craft Ready
In advance, you’ll need a few supplies to save your sanity on craft day. The more you do in advance, the less time this craft will take in class. You can always draw on the wings and feathers for really young kids, or let the kids draw them on themselves if they are a bit older.
- Brown paper
- Orange paper
- Googly eyes
- Black marker
- Cotton balls
- Blue paper
Before you do the craft with the kids, cut out three owl bodies for each child and three beaks.
I made my beaks 3D by cutting them along a fold, but you can use a flat triangle if you’re pressed for time and cut a whole bunch out at once.
The owl body is basically an oval, but cut the top in the middle to make two ear tufts like owls have.
Draw the shape of a tree branch onto brown paper and cut out (you can also have the kids draw their own branches if you’re pressed for time).
Doing the Owl Babies Craft
Each child will need:
- three owl bodies
- 6 googly eyes
- a cotton ball
- 3 beaks
- a branch
Show the kids how to color in the wings and feathers onto the owl bodies.
Glue on the eyes and beak.
Glue the branch to the paper (or draw it on with the brown marker).
Arrange the cotton ball into a nest shape and glue in place.
Glue the three owl babies behind the cotton ball to make them secure in the nest.
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I hope you enjoy this Owl Babies Craft activity! What is your favorite owl themed lesson?