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Cardboard Tube Owls

Cardboard Tube Owls
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Jen Hansard
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I'm a big fan of using recycled materials for craft projects with kids. It teaches them at a young age to think outside the box and find uses for things that might otherwise simply get discarded.

For this craft, we used toilet paper rolls and various scraps of paper to make owls. The kids had a hoot decorating the owls however they liked. At first I was a little nervous they wouldn't be seen as owls to anyone but our family, but once we put on some googly eyes and orange beaks, each creatures' owl-ness was unmistakable. And I'll even go so far as saying they are really cute...(especially when you consider they are made from trash).

How We Did It

Cardboard Tube Owls

Gather empty toilet paper rolls around the house. We have a box where we store our trash-to-treasure supplies, which comes in handy for projects like this.

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Fold the top of the toilet paper rolls down toward the middle to form the owls ears.
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Cut up various scraps of textured and colored paper, pipe cleaners, and felt scraps to use for the craft. Cut the orange felt into little triangles to use for the beak.

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Apply glue to the various textured papers and pipe cleaners. We like to use Q-tips to dip our glue in because it keeps my three-year-old from drenching crafts in glue.

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Attach wings, textures, beak, googly eyes, and any other decorations you want to use. I think beads and buttons would be fun too.

Cardboard Tube Owls

Now your little owls are ready to display this fall! My daughter likes to show them off to friends when they come over.

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My child and I completed Cardboard Tube Owls. We had a lot of fun!

posted by: Trisha on 8.22.2013

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posted by: Kishor on 8.20.2013

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My child and I completed Cardboard Tube Owls.

posted by: Tyreese on 8.15.2013

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My child and I completed Cardboard Tube Owls.

posted by: Karenina on 6.4.2013

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My children and the children I babysit all completed Cardboard Tube Owls.

posted by: Karen on 4.25.2013

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What a great project! This is awesome and perfect for the kids! I really loved the materials you put to complete the owl features. We did a toilet paper roll snake project out of the same materials you used. You should check it out! :) EarlyLearning.Momtusted.com: Toilet Paper Roll Snake Project

posted by: Jen on 3.30.2013

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this was such a fun project - my son made an owl version of our entire family - including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins!

posted by: Debbie on 11.28.2012

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my favorite is the owl on the right with the HUGE eyes haha

posted by: Jenny on 11.16.2012

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