Owl Treat Totes
- Recycled cardboard tubes, 6”
- Felt: dark orange, light green, lavender, yellow, black
- Flat-backed buttons, black, white, two each: 2”, 1/2”
- Wiggle eyes, two medium
- Black wire, 20-gauge
scissors, clothespins, ruler, pencil
- Scallop-edge decorative scissors
- Hole punch
- Wire cutters
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Moon Yellow, Georgia Clay
- Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
- 1. On covered work surface, paint recycled tube inside and outside Georgia Clay or Moon Yellow. When dry, bend to close one end for bottom and glue together. Hold in place with clothespins while drying.
- 2. Use scallop-edge scissors to cut 1”x7” felt strips with only one edge scalloped. Use straight-edge scissors to cut remaining long edge. Starting at bottom, glue strips on tube, layering pieces in alternating colors. Use four colors for each owl. Cut 4”x3” felt strip with straight-edge scissors and cut one long length into oval shape for wing. Repeat for remaining wing. Glue wings on owl.
- 3. Cut three 1” triangle shapes from orange or yellow felt (for beak and ears). Glue beak and ears on owls.
- 4. Glue 1/2” button onto center of 2” button. Glue wiggle eye on center of 1/2” button. Glue eyes on owls.
- 5. Adults, help kids when using hole punch and wire cutters. Punch holes on either side of tube. Cut 8” wire length and insert through holes, bending ends on inside to secure.
by Melony Bradley