Hoot hoot! Let's Make some Egg Carton Owls!
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As always, if you're looking for a picture book to go along with this activity, check out our favorite owl picture books below!
Our Favorite Owl Picture Books
Let's Make some egg carton owls!
First, I separated the lid from the bottom of the egg carton.
Then, I cut the lid in half to make 2 bird bodies and I cut out the egg cups to create two sets of eyes and beaks. (Note: We had 18-egg egg cartons, so I had to narrow the lid. 12-egg egg cartons would have worked better.) I also cut out "wings" on both sides of the lid.
Then, we painted our owl body parts. (We used liquid watercolors because my son loves them. But tempera paint would certainly work too)
As you can see, I went for a more fantastical, rainbow owl. He wanted his to look more realistic.
Once the paint dried, we used school glue to attach our eyes and beaks to our bodies. Then, we used the same white glue to glue on googly eyes, magazine strips that we previously cut out (for feathers), and colorful feathers.
And that's it!
If you're looking for more bird crafts... check out the links below!
More Bird Crafts!
- Paper plate toucan
- Paper plate birds
- Build a bird's nest
- Let's study bird beaks
- Birdseed Ornaments
- Toilet Paper birdseed ornaments
- Bird Drink Cups
Even More Preschool Bird Activities and Crafts!
Today's post is part of a collaboration between 6 preschool-loving bloggers. Check out their links below for some more great ideas!!!
- Shredded Paper CD Birds | Artsy Momma
- Duck Finger Puppets | I Heart Crafty Things
- Paper Plate Bird Nest Craft | A Little Pinch of Perfect
- How To Make a Clay Bird | Hand Made Kids Art
- Bird Seed Writing Tray | School Time Snippets