Crepe Paper Owls
- 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
- Safety pins, two
- Craft glue
- Brown marker
- 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.
- 1. Substitute brown crepe paper with thin recycled brown paper bag.
by Ruth Schiffmann