Friday, February 19, 2016

Egg Carton Owls (and Owl Picture Books!)

We've been eating a TON of eggs lately... which means that we now have material for another egg carton craft!  (Yay, woot, woot.  Or should I say... hoot hoot?)  Today I'm sharing this super easy egg carton owl craft that I recently made with my preschooler.  It's a great spring craft that doesn't require any special materials and is super easy to set up!

Hoot hoot!  Let's Make some Egg Carton Owls!

Egg Carton Owl Craft for Kids- Great Recycled Art project for kids of all ages
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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.

Egg Carton Owl Craft for Kids- Great Recycled Art project for kids of all age

Then, we painted our owl body parts.  (We used  liquid watercolors because my son loves them.  But tempera paint would certainly work too)



Egg Carton Owl Craft for Kids- Great Recycled Art project for kids of all age


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.


Egg Carton Owl Craft for Kids- Great Recycled Art project for kids of all age


And that's it!
Egg Carton Owl Craft for Kids- Great Recycled Art project for kids of all age

If you're looking for more bird crafts... check out the links below!

More Bird Crafts!



Even More Preschool Bird Activities and Crafts!




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Happy making, friends!

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