I’m a big huge fan of owls and a sucker for vampires (True Blood anyone? I am all kinds of Team Eric and have been forever!) and all things spooky. When my kids get a little older we might get really scary around here but right now we are sticking to things slightly less terrifying. Enter the owl. Always a fall favorite, I threw together a fun craft that can be used for so many things. It’s easy and super cute!
So, my kids actually taped our owls to the refrigerator but you could make a super cute card like I did using PicMonkey. These guys look a little more spooky with bats and webs.
The great thing about these owls is that the shape is simple and easy for kids to color or practice cutting and hey, you could make a mobile or school cards or even use the template as a cookie cutter by cutting it out of some cardboard.
What You Will Need:
The Brica Owl coloring page. It’s available on their Facebook page for fans and right now they have a monthly coloring contest so go ahead, download and let your kids color and you could win! This month it is a $25 Babies R Us Giftcard and a Brica Pod Attack Pack. If you don’t have their pods, get on over! You can download the printable here.
Paper for your owl. I chose black card stock but you could use a cool spooky paper or plain white and decorate. One note, I tried this with the fancy, thick glitter paper and it was not so easy for the kids to glue things on. I used the glitter strip paper for the eyes and nose but anything will work here. Get as crazy as you want!
Glitter Spray. Because everything is better with glitter. I used Krylon Glitter Blast in Black. It was easy for my 6 year old to spray because it comes in a small can and it gives tons of glittery awesome.
Scissors (You can cut your circles with a scissors or use a circle punch or your Cricut or whatever. They don’t have to be perfect!
Optional. Awesome kids Halloween music. Kidz Bop sent me their Kidz Biop Halloween Hits album and we love it. That means we listen to it non-stop all the time. It starts with Thriller and heads into Disturbia and then Candy girl and oh yeah, Ghostbusters and Monster Mash are there too. Basically I rock like I did when I listened to those songs in kindergarten so I highly recommend it!
How to Get Your Owl On:
Simply download your Owl pdf from the Brica Facebook page and adjust it to the size you want. I saved the pdf as a .jpg image and then simply inserted 4 of those images into a one page word document and hit print. It helps to have more than one template when cutting because the edges will change as you cut if you use the same one every time. Any way you can re-size is fine!
Go ahead and cut your pieces. It takes some time but it is not that hard. Younger kids will not be able to cut circles unless you have a punch.
Then it is pretty simple. You decorate your owls any way you see fit. We sprayed ours and then used plain white card stock for the eyeball and sparkly card stock for the color.
If you are going to hang them outside you could spray a thin coat of sealer on and use fishing wire through the top. This would be super cute! I would spray the backs with glitter in that case, too.
If you want to use these as Halloween cards for your kids to give out and you have black paper, grab some metallic gel pens so your writing will show up, tape on a treat and you are all set!
It was all kinds of gloomy here today so there was simply no sun for photos but these are really super cute!
Once you’ve made your owls you can place them wherever you need a little Halloween spirit and the kids will love making something with you!
I’d love to know if you make anything crafty for this spooktacular holiday! We’ll be using these owls to make cookies soon so stay tuned!