Cardboard Owl

Let’s learn how to make a beautiful owl using cardboard and colored wool.

What you will need:

  • cardboard boxes (look for cardboard boxes or packaging you have at home to recycle)
  • wool in different colors of your choice
  • glue
  • glue tape
  • scissors
  • puncher
  • felt tip pens

Let’s do it!

  1. Download the owl outline (see below) and cut it out.
  2. Take the cardboard and use the cutout to draw the outline of the owl.
  3. In the center draw a circle (I used a cap). Around the circle draw about 16 dots where you will make holes.
  1. Cut out the outline of the owl, then the circle, and punch holes in the points you marked around the circle. You can use a puncher.
  1. Use one hand and outline it on a piece of cardboard; it will be used to make the owl’s wings. Do it in duplicate. Cut them out.
  1. On another piece of cardboard, draw two circles for the eyes and a diamond-like shape for the beak. Cut them out.
  1. Paint the owl’s body. I painted it brown.
  2. Cut a piece of yarn from each color you chose.
  3. Take one of the threads, pass it through one of the holes and tie a knot. Pass the thread through the holes as in the image below. Tip: At the end of the thread you can wrap/glue a piece of glue tape to make it easier to pass through the hole.
  1. When the yarn has gone through all the holes, tie a knot in the back, and cut the rest.
  2. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for all wool yarns.
  3. Glue the eyes and the beak.
  1. Paint the wings you made out of cardboard.
  1. Glue the wings behind the body, as in the image below. Finally, you can add decorations you want to your owl.

Download the outline of the owl’s body here:

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