Make An Adorable Paper Owl Craft

Owl Craft step B
Mark Mantegna
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!
Photo by Laura Johansen, Idea by Natasha Collins
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.

Mark Mantegna
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.

Mark Mantegna
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.

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