Crepe Paper Owls


size: 7-1/2"x17"

Materials

  • Brown crepe paper
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Recycled cereal box
  • Brown string
  • Stick or twig
  • Cardstock, scraps: yellow, beige
  • Fishing line, 24" length
  • Red flat-backed rhinestones, four

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Tools

  • Safety pins, two
  • Craft glue
  • Brown marker

Directions

  • 1. Measure and cut 9-1/2"x 20" crepe paper rectangle. On center of rectangle, add small amount fiberfill stuffing (owl's body). Fold rectangle over body; adhere. Continue folding over body, like wrapping a present. Leave one end open.
  • 2. For tail, gather open end. Measure and cut 6" brown string length. Tie length around tail. Knot ends.
  • 3. Print and cut out patterns. Cut ears from recycled cereal box. Adhere crepe paper on cereal box cutout. Cut beak from yellow cardstock; adhere to center bottom edge of ears as shown in photo.
  • 4. For eyes, measure and cut four 1-1/4" circles from recycled cereal box. Cut twenty 1/4” squares from crepe paper. Adhere squares on edges of eyes, creating “feather” look. Adhere beige pupils on eyes. Adhere red rhinestones on center of eyes.
  • 5. Adhere ears and eyes on body. Let dry.
  • 6. Use brown marker to draw feathers on body and "fringe" on feathers around eyes.
  • 7. Use brown string to tie owl's tail around stick or twig.
  • 8. Repeat Steps 1-7 to make another owl.
  • 9. To hang, insert safety pin through back of owl's body. Measure and cut 24" length of fishing line. Insert fishing line through safety pin. Knot ends together.
  • Tip
  • 1. Substitute brown crepe paper with thin recycled brown paper bag.

by Ruth Schiffmann

Pattern - Crepe Paper Owls

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