Since our visit to the Jurong Bird Park, C has been able to recognize the owl in books and almost everywhere. So I thought making an owl would be a good start on our crafting adventures. I did a quick search on owl craft ideas and decided on a paper bag puppet from Iheartcraftythings.
I took the opportunity to build up our crafting materials from Daiso. So all the materials, except for glue stick and scissors, can be bought from Daiso. I had intended to make the exact same one from the tutorial (I thought the tracing of hand part might be pretty fun for C since she has been requesting for that) but found the doily too big for the paper bag. I also do not have the circle and scallop edge punch. Hence I made some modifications and am sharing what I did.
- 2 brown paper bags (I bought the smaller size which fits C’s hand better)
- Doily paper (I found some leftover from our wedding deco which were from Daiso)
- Washi tapes and self adhesive lace tapes (I selected lace tape to provide a different texture)
- Coloured paper in yellow and pink (depending on your colour theme)
- Paper punch in flower shape (or any other shape)
- Googly eyes sticker
- Glue stick and scissors
- Cut out small triangles for the beak and ears.
- Cut the doily in half. One half for each owl.
- Decorate the dolly with the tapes and glue it on the paper bag right below the base.
- Punch out the backing for the eyes with the paper punch. Attach the googly eyes.
- Glue the rest of the parts accordingly.
- Voila! Paper bag owl puppet is done!
I would highly recommend visiting the Jurong Bird Park to see the owls in action. Rebecca from simpleasthatblog has compiled a list of 24 Cute and Cuddly Owl Books for Kids. And here are other books related to owls: