Make An Adorable Paper Owl Craft

This statuesque owl was hatched from humble origins -- namely, a cardboard tube and paper cupcake liners -- so you don't need to be talon-ted to make one!

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Photo by Laura Johansen, Idea by Natasha Collins

Whooo's the cutest Halloween decoration around? These winged creatures! More sweet than scary, they make a great tabletop centerpiece when perched on a branch.

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Step 1

Mark Mantegna

Step 1

To assemble one, trim an inch from one end of a bathroom tissue tube, fold in the top, and secure it with tape (A). Cut a cupcake liner into quarters, then trim away the flat sections, leaving just the ruffles. Use tacky glue to secure overlapping ruffled pieces to the tube.

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Step 2

Mark Mantegna

Step 2

Cut eyes and a beak from card stock. (For the snowy owl, cut circles from a cupcake liner to back the eyes.) Add pupils and dots with marker. Glue the eyes and beak to the tube. For ruffled wings, cut sections from a liner and glue them to the back of the tube (B). For smooth wings, attach a curved half-circle of card stock instead.

Originally published in the October 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.