The winter season is a perfect time for children to learn about animals that live in cold climates like polar bears, penguins, walruses, arctic foxes. This stuffed paper bag snowy owl craft is a perfect compliment to learning about snowy owls. Here’s a fun fact my daughter and I learned about snowy owls this week: As male snowy owls get older, they get whiter but females never become completely white. They always remain brownish with darker markings. If you’re planning on learning about owls this winter, you will love this simple and fun snowy owl craft.
HOW TO MAKE A PAPER BAG SNOWY OWL CRAFT
– white paper lunch bag
– yellow and black cardstock
– black marker
– glue (you could also use Glue Dots)
1. Start by cutting off about 2-3 inches from the top of your white paper bag. Cut several strips from your newspaper, crinkle them up and stuff your paper bag about 1-inch down from the top. Staple the top shut. Then fold the top down and staple it down to make the top of the paper bag flat. This will be the bottom of your owl.
2. Pinch the top corners of the bag up and add a staple to hold it in place and to make owl ears.
3. Cut out two yellow circle eyes and a black beak from cardstock. Also, cut out two half circles out of newspaper for your owl wings. Use your black marker to draw pupils inside your yellow eyes and feather markings on your newspaper wings. Glue your eyes, beak and wings onto the front of your paper bag.
4. Finish your paper bag snowy owl craft by drawing more feather markings on the front and sides of your paper bag with your black marker.