We have been studying Arctic animals this week and the girls have really been enjoying learning about how different animals live. One of the animals they learned about was the Snowy Owl, so we decided to create a fun and easy Paper Plate Snowy Owl Kids Craft for our unit!
Material Needed to make your Paper Plate Snowy Owl:
- 3 Paper plates
- Googly eyes
- Orange or yellow construction paper
- White feathers
- White paint
- White glitter
- Craft glue
Cut one of your paper plates in half. These will be the owls wings.
In a small container add some white paint and lots of white glitter. Mix together. Go ahead and let your kiddos paint all three paper plate pieces completely. Even though the paper plates are already white, we really liked how the glitter shimmers against the white paint.
For an extra shimmer effect sprinkle more glitter over the painted paper plates before setting aside to dry. Shake excess glitter off.
Glue down the owl’s beak and eyes on the full plate. As you can see our beak is upside down, but this is how my little artist wanted it, so I let it be. For the two half plates, have your child glue on their white feathers. Allow drying for a few hours before attaching the owl’s wings.
To attach the owl’s wings you can have your child either glue down the wings, which is what we did, but afterward, I thought it would have been a great idea if we had added brackets to attach the wings instead. This would allow the owl’s wings to move up and down. If you decide to add the brackets to your own owl, go ahead and cover them with a few pieces of white feathers.
I think they turned out so cute and the girls absolutely love playing with them around the house. Unfortunately, my floor is mostly covered in glitter throughout the day.
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What is your child’s favorite arctic animal?