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Snowy Owl Crafts

Snowy Owl Crafts are a great way to keep kids busy and learning at the same time! It’s so easy to incorporate Snowy owl art into everyday learning activities for all age groups!

Winter provides an excellent opportunity for children to unleash their creativity through winter-themed crafts.

With the chilly temperatures keeping them indoors, kids may find themselves yearning for engaging, screen-free activities to fill their time.

Enter the adorable snowy owl printable craft! Children are sure to be captivated by this charming project, which offers them the chance to color or paint their very own owl.

Simple and enjoyable, this activity involves printing, cutting, and gluing to bring their feathered friend to life.

Snowy Owl

Moreover, besides fostering artistic expression, this craft can aid in the development of essential scissor skills and the ability to follow instructions, making it both entertaining and educational for young ones!

Me and my daughter Emily decided to make our own!

Here is what you need:

Loofah Snowy Owl Craft
Supplies:
Construction paper – blue, black, yellow, and brown
Glue
Scissors
Googly eyes
Pencil
White acrylic paint
Paper plate
Loofah
Small circle shape to use to trace – such as a biscuit cutter! We like this one here!

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Owl crafts hold a special place in my heart because of their adaptability across the changing seasons. During the vibrant days of autumn, we often gravitate towards crafting owls in rich brown tones, resembling the majestic barn owls and the warm hues of tawny owls. Yet, as winter descends with its blanket of snow, snowy owl crafts take the spotlight, capturing the serene beauty of the season.

For families with a love for the magical world of Harry Potter (like ours!), these owl crafts offer an exciting opportunity to bring beloved characters to life. Picture them transformed into Harry’s loyal companion, Hedwig, Ron’s mischievous owl, Pigwidgeon, or even Malfoy’s sleek owl. The enchantment knows no bounds!

As always, I’ve shared a few suggestions for owl crafts and activities using these templates. However, I’m confident that you’ll discover countless more ways to unleash creativity and spark joy with your little ones. After all, the beauty of crafting lies in its ability to ignite imagination and create cherished memories together.

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Parents, please make sure to safely cut pieces for younger kids!

Directions:

  1. Gather all the supplies.
  2. Pour white glue on the paper plate. Place the loofa in the white paint and move it around
    to gather the paint onto the loofah. Dab and blot the white paint onto the blue
    construction paper in a circular motion, giving the small owl a head and body.
  3. Set the blue construction paper to the side to dry while the remaining parts of the owl are
    drawn and cut out.
  4. On the yellow construction paper, trace the biscuit cutter’s outer edge twice to create two
    eyes. Cut each eye out. Repeat on the black construction paper but use the inside of
    the biscuit cutter to create a smaller circle. Cute each additional circle out.
  5. Draw two small legs and a triangle beak on the black construction paper. Cut out the
    two legs and beak.
  6. On the brown construction paper create a limb for the owl to perk on. Give it extra detail
    using the pencil. Cut out the limb.
  7. Once the white paint is dry glue on the yellow circle eyes, the black circles, googly eyes,
    as well as the triangle beak.
  8. Add the brown limb at the bottom of the blue construction paper then glue the legs from
    the bottom of the owl to reach the limb.
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OWL CRAFTS IDEAS

Coloring: Never feel obliged to have to do something with all the glue and paint, sometimes a bit of coloring is perfect for having some quiet and calm at home! Grab your favorite markers, crayons or coloring pencils and decorate your owl coloring page with these. Coloring is a great quiet time activity and it’s one that kids of all ages can join in with including toddlers and preschoolers.

Cotton Wool: Use this template to make a snowy owl craft! Use the basic template and then glue on cotton wool over the body. You could use milk bottle lids for the eyes or draw the eyes and beak onto cardstock before cutting and gluing these on.

Torn paper: For an alternative to using scissors tear brown paper into pieces (brown paper bags or construction paper is good for this) and glue it over the body of your owl.

torn paper crafts

Toilet roll painting: We’ve printed the feathers for this toilet roll owl craft using this printable and paper rolls.

  1. Sock Owls: Repurpose old socks to create adorable owl plushies. Stuff the sock with cotton or other filling, then decorate with felt pieces for the eyes, beak, and wings. Use buttons or googly eyes for a whimsical touch.
  2. Clay Owls: Provide children with air-dry clay to mold into owl shapes. Once dried, they can paint their owls in vibrant colors and add details like feathers or patterns with markers or additional clay pieces.
  3. Felt Owls: Cut out owl shapes from felt and let kids decorate them with fabric markers, buttons, sequins, or felt pieces. They can then glue the finished owls onto popsicle sticks to create puppets or onto a background for a cute felt owl scene.
  4. Rock Owls: Hunt for smooth rocks of various sizes and paint them to resemble owls. Use acrylic paints to create the owl’s body and features, and once dry, add details with markers or paint pens.


Incorporating owl-themed activities into lesson plans for second-grade classrooms can be both educational and engaging. Here are several ways teachers can integrate owl crafts and topics into their lesson plans:

  1. Science:
    • Life Cycle of Owls: Teach students about the life cycle of owls, from egg to adult. Use diagrams or models to illustrate each stage, and have students create their own life cycle diagrams through drawings or crafts.
    • Habitats and Adaptations: Explore the habitats where owls live and discuss how their physical features and behaviors help them survive. Students can create dioramas depicting owl habitats and design owl adaptations through art or craft projects.
    • Nocturnal Animals: Discuss the concept of nocturnal animals, focusing on owls as nocturnal hunters. Engage students in a discussion about why owls are active at night and how their senses help them hunt. They can create owl masks or puppets to act out nocturnal behaviors.
  2. Language Arts:
    • Owl-themed Writing Prompts: Provide writing prompts related to owls, such as “If I were an owl for a day…” or “Write a story about a magical owl adventure.” Students can write creative stories, poems, or informational paragraphs about owls.
    • Research Projects: Encourage students to research different species of owls and present their findings to the class. They can create posters, PowerPoint presentations, or mini-books showcasing interesting facts about their chosen owl species.
    • Owl-themed Reading Activities: Integrate owl-themed books into reading activities, such as reading comprehension exercises, vocabulary lessons, or guided reading groups focusing on owl-related texts.
  3. Math:
    • Owl Math Games: Create math games or activities with an owl theme, such as owl-themed addition or subtraction bingo, multiplication puzzles with owl illustrations, or graphing activities using data about owl species.
    • Measurement and Geometry: Incorporate measurement and geometry concepts by having students measure and compare the wingspans of different owl species, create geometric owl art using shapes, or design owl-themed tessellations.
  4. Art:
    • Owl Crafts: Implement the owl crafts mentioned earlier as hands-on art projects. Students can create paper plate owls, pine cone owls, or sock owls as part of art class or during designated craft time.
    • Owl Illustrations: Encourage students to illustrate scenes from owl-themed stories or create their own owl characters through drawings, paintings, or mixed media art.

By integrating owl-themed activities across various subject areas, second-grade teachers can enhance learning experiences and foster a deeper understanding of concepts while sparking students’ creativity and curiosity about the natural world.

owl coloring page


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Why are owls a great theme for second-grade classrooms? Owls offer a versatile and engaging theme that can be integrated into various subjects, including science, language arts, math, and art. Their intriguing characteristics, such as being nocturnal hunters, make them captivating subjects for exploration and learning.
  2. How can owl-themed activities benefit students? Owl-themed activities can benefit students in numerous ways. They promote curiosity about nature and wildlife, develop research and inquiry skills, enhance creativity through art and craft projects, and reinforce academic concepts across different subject areas.
  3. Are owl crafts suitable for all students? Yes, owl crafts can be adapted to suit different skill levels and learning styles. Teachers can provide varying levels of support and scaffolding to ensure that all students can participate and succeed in owl-themed activities.
  4. What resources are available for teaching about owls? Teachers can find a wealth of resources for teaching about owls, including books, websites, videos, and educational kits. Local nature centers, wildlife organizations, and bird sanctuaries may also offer educational programs or materials about owls.
  5. How can owl-themed activities be aligned with curriculum standards? Owl-themed activities can be aligned with curriculum standards by incorporating relevant learning objectives and skills. For example, activities can address science standards related to animal habitats and adaptations, language arts standards for writing and research, math standards for measurement and geometry, and art standards for creative expression and craftsmanship.
  6. Are there safety considerations for owl-themed activities? When conducting owl-themed activities, teachers should consider safety factors such as using non-toxic art supplies, providing appropriate supervision during craft projects, and ensuring that students handle any materials safely, especially if working with scissors or other tools.
  7. How can parents support owl-themed learning at home? Parents can support owl-themed learning at home by reading owl-related books with their children, exploring nature trails or birdwatching together to observe owls in their natural habitat, and engaging in owl-themed art or craft activities as family projects. Additionally, parents can encourage their children to ask questions and explore their interests in owls through discussions and research.

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