Whoooooooo loves owls? We are owl-obsessed in our home. The are just too cute! Since it is still winter, I thought it might be fun to make a snowy owl handprint craft with my son. We used handprints, cotton balls, and a toilet paper roll to make our owl-dorable craft.
How to make the Cardboard Tube Snowy Owl Handprint Craft
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Measure the toilet paper tube by laying it on the bottom edge of a sheet of white construction paper and marking the top with a line. Wrap it around the tp tube and make another line where the paper meets. Cut the template out and either tape or glue it on. Make the head area by folding the top edges in towards the center and taping it shut.
Trace each hand, then cut them out. Tape or glue to the backside to create the wings.
Spread glue all over each hand. Tear apart a few cotton balls and spread all over where you placed the glue. You could also do this part before taping hands to the back, but I wanted to make sure it stuck good to the toilet paper roll – I was worried that the cotton balls would make the wings eventually fall off if that makes sense.
Snowy Owls have yellow eyes so we used yellow construction paper to cut 2 eyes. Outline them with a black marker and make a black circle in the center. Glue to the tp tube. Color a black beak under the eyes.
We researched online before doing this craft and learned that male Snowy Owls are mostly all white while the females have some black. My son wanted his owl to be a female so I drew little black curved lines on the bottom half of the tp tube.
Not only was this a fun craft, it makes a cute winter decoration and ended up being a neat learning experience for both of us. Alternatively you could make white handprints for the wings, but the cotton balls make it a great sensory activity for kids.
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back.
This is the sweetest book about a mommy owl and her three worried baby owls who anxiously wait for her to come back. Great for kids who have separation anxiety. Sure to be a favorite bedtime story!
What crafts have you made with a toilet paper roll or another cardboard tube? For another handprint owl craft, check out this painted owl newspaper art.