Owl Art Project for Kids

Posted by on October 6, 2015 in Art Project | 20 comments

This cute Owl Art Project for Kids is not only an art project, but one that recycles and reuses brown grocery bags along with teaching patterns. It is appropriate for early elementary age kids. They need to be able to cut out simple shapes and glue a pattern. 

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If you have different shades of paper bags, you don’t need any construction paper. My grocery bags were all the same shade so I added a piece of light brown construction paper to make the pattern. 

Materials Needed: 

1  9 x 12 piece of dark brown construction paper (you can use a grocery bag for this part, too, but for younger elementary kids, it is easier to see where to glue rather than using the same color bag as the feathers)

Brown grocery bag cut into many 1  1/2 inch by 2  1/2 inch rectangles.  

1  9 x 12 piece of light brown construction paper cut into 1  1/2 inch by 2  1/2 inch rectangles.

1 –  2  1/2 inch squares for the ear- tufts (Cut in half to make 2 triangles)

Yellow construction paper – cut into 2 inch squares for the outer part of the eye

Black construction paper – cut into 1  1/2 inch squares for the inside of the eye and an extra piece to use for the beak



Take the large dark brown construction paper and round off each corner on the top. (as shown) You do not need to do this on the bottom.

Starting with either the grocery bag rectangles or the light brown rectangles, round out one end on each rectangle. Glue to the dark brown base using a pattern. (You can decide if it is ABAB, AABBAABB, ABBABBABB, or kids can decide which to do.) See, it fits into math, too!

Starting at the bottom, complete one row. 

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On each of the following rows, overlap 1/3 of the row below! Continue the pattern.

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When you reach the top, keep going and then trim from the back, to the edge of the owl shape.  

Cut the ear-tufts from the triangles and glue on the owl.

Add eyes, beak and feet, if you choose. I think it’s  just as cute without bothering with the feet. Besides, the feathers cover their feet!

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Isn’t he or she cute? It’s a nice project for art and math combined. Display in a window or a room display titled, “WHOooo knows how to make a pattern?” Fun for both home or school. 



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  1. Is it a bad thing that I know many adult that would love to do this too? This is super cute! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us this week!

    • Make it smaller and place on a gift bag! There’s so many variations you can do with it. Adults can enjoy this, too!

  2. What a cute project, pinning to try with my kids! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

    • This is a fun project to do with a great outcome!

  3. My daughter would love this.Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party

    • Have a wonderful time with your daughter! Great memories!

  4. What a super cute idea! I love it! thank you so much for linking up with us! Come back every Tuesday at 8PM EST!

    • Thanks and I’ll stop by again!

  5. That is adorable! I will try it with my nieces!

    • Wonderful! Have fun!

  6. I’m always looking for crafts to do with my grandchildren. This is a great fall/Halloween one!

    • Not scary, too! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. This is great! It would be a lot of fun paired with a story about owls, too!

    • Yes, it would! Good idea!

  8. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and stopping by from Weekend Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  9. So cute! My husband just saved a paper bag from the recycling bin last week because he felt like there was something we could do with it. ha ha It was a sign! 😉 Thanks for sharing.

    • How timely! Have fun!

  10. This is adorable! My three year old is really into owls and cutting shapes right now, so I know she’d love this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Yes, your daughter will like doing this craft, especially when she likes owls! Cute!

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