One of my favorite things to do is last minute crafts. I very rarely find that I have enough fore thought to go out and buy the things that we need to make a craft at any given time. That is why I love to do crafts like my Paper Plate Aquarium, where for the most part all of the items needed can readily be found in the house already. That is why I really love this Toilet Paper Roll Owl.
I mean really how often do you not have an empty toilet paper roll sitting around your house? I know I usually have at least one every other day or two! So here is everything that you will need.
- 1 Toilet Paper Roll
- Glue Stick
- Cupcake Wrappers
- Colored Card Stock (or crayons to color your white card stock)
- Black Crayon or Marker
Now comes the fun!
Step 1: Start with an empty toilet paper roll and fold the top down to form the owl ears. Attach with a small piece of tape.
Step 2: Using two cupcake wrappers trimmed to create wings, glue them to the back of the toilet paper roll with the good side facing into the roll.
Step 3: Cut a cupcake wrapper into quarters then cut off the flat part of the wrapper so that you have 4 pieces that look like those in the picture above.
Step 4: Attach your new ruffles to the toilet paper roll layering them from the bottom up.
Step 5: Using white card stock cut out 2 round eyes. add pupils and any other details that you would like using a black marker or crayon. Cut out a small rectangle out of orange card stock (or in my case white card stock colored orange) for the owls beak and glue them to your owl.
Step 6: Stick the owl on your fingers and play, or make yourself some owl buddies!