You can’t very well let the fall season fly by without seeing an owl or two. It seems as though owls are to fall what black cats and witches are to Halloween. Well if you love these little-feathered friends then you will love this fun and super frugal DIY project.
These miniature acorn owls take just minutes to make and are the perfect craft for little kiddos. They are made from items you may already have around your home and yard, so take a look below at how you can make your very own miniature acorn owls this weekend!
Miniature Acorn Owls Craft
Why not enjoy a nice fall walk with your children or family and look for the acorns needed for this project? It is an excellent way to extend this activity and turn it into some real quality family time. Look for acorns that are relatively fresh without any cracking. They do not need to have the caps on them as those will be removed before making this craft.
How to Make Miniature Acorn Owls
- Take the cap off of the top of the acorn.
- Wipe the acorn with a damp cloth cleaning off any dirt or debris.
- Next, set the acorn on the flat side, so it is standing up straight. Add two dots of glue to the front of the acorn. This is where you will press the googly eyes firmly into place until they are secure.
- Now you will want to cut out some wings and a beak for your owl. To do this, snip a small triangle for the beak and two ovals for the wings. You can use the same color or alternate colors if you wish. Be creative!
- Add a small dab of glue to the triangle and press it firmly under the eyes of the owl.
- Add a dab of glue to the sides of the owl and press the wings into place.
That’s it! You can leave your owls as is or you can even hot glue them onto a branch for a whimsical touch. Either way, these miniature acorn owls are a real “hoot.”
Now, let’s take this activity a little further! You can further enrich this owl experience with your children by including some excellent books on owls with it. You can use this crafting time as an opportunity to learn about these feathered friends, through books that will soon become some of their favorites.
Books on Owls
Here are some examples of books you can enjoy and learn more about our “hooting” friends!
- Owls by Gail Gibbons
- Owl Babies by Martin Waddel
- In My Tree by Sara Gillingham
- Wow, Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
- If I Were an Owl by Jellycat