I’ve been meaning to share this easy owl puppet tutorial for ages, it’s a fun craft because it’s simple enough for all ages and it fits in well with some of the books my kids have been reading, plus they get to play with it afterwards! Over the last year we’ve made quite a lot of paper bag crafts for kids and my children always really enjoy them, we’ve had a lot of puppet shows and they’re great for encouraging creative play so I think we’ll probably be making them for a while yet!
Owl Puppet for Kids: Materials
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Coloured card or craft foam
Our favourite owl books:
Of course if your making some owl crafts then it’s always nice to have a book to read along side it! Our favourite at home is Night Light, Sleep Tight, both of my kids have enjoyed Owl Babies and as my son is into factual books I think he’d enjoy this one too!
Let’s make it:
Both myself and my four year old daughter made this craft although I don’t have any photos of her crafting as she insisted on sitting on my lap! Craft foam is a good material to craft with if you are working on scissor skills as it’s harder to cut through than paper and therefore seems to slow the process down a little, we found this handy for cutting out the circular shapes for the eyes as they’re a more difficult shape to learn to cut correctly than the straighter shapes for the beak and wings.
We cut out three large circles from the craft foam to make the owls big eyes and then cut out wings and a beak. Once all your cutting is done just stick the foam onto your paper bag using glue, we used a pva glue as I tend to find it holds things in place better than a glue stick but the advantage of a glue stick is that it will dry quicker, much better if your kids will want to play with their owl puppet straight away. The picture below is of the owl puppet that my daughter made, I like the way she’s decided to do extra feathers on it’s belly!
If you like this craft make sure that you pin the image below or bookmark this page so that you don’t forget to make it. Want more ideas? If you’d like another owl craft why not try these snowy owls which are made from recyclable items too or if your kids enjoy crafting with paper bags you could try this paper bag princess puppet or this fun hair cutting activity.