This Pot Belly Owl Craft is the cutest autumn craft for kids! The owls have big round domed tummies which are 3D and look so adorable! These paper owls are perfect for putting on display in your home or classroom and are sure to make everyone smile!
These cute owls are really easy to make with the printable owl craft template. The owl’s 3D pot belly is made from paper strips so it’s super simple to construct.
It comes in three colours, brown, pink and blue and also in B/W, which kids can enjoy decorating in any way they like.
We think this is a lovely autumn craft for kids and is a great owl activity to go with your favourite owl storybook. It would also be a great accompaniment to a nocturnal or woodland animal study unit.
Pot Belly Owls are such fun little creatures! Scroll down to see how to make them and to get your printable owl template from our shop.
Pot Belly Paper Owl Craft Tutorial
- Printable Owl Craft Template (<- Click here to get it from our shop or TPT)
- White Printer Cardstock
- Colouring Pens/Pencils etc
How To Make A Paper Owl With A Cute 3D Tummy
1 – Download and print the owl craft template.
2 – If you are using the B/W version then colour it in.
3 – Cut out all the owl template pieces.
4 – Glue the wings and feet on to the back of the owl’s body.
5 – Glue the eyes and beak onto the owl’s head. (Make sure not to cover the circle tummy.)
6 – Fold the strips along the dotted lines to make a tab at either end.
7 – To make the owl’s cute pot belly, apply glue to the coloured side of the tabs. Stick one vertically, from top to bottom on the owl’s tummy, to make an arch.
8 – Glue the next strip horizontally, side to side, across the owl’s tummy.
9 – Finally, attach the last two strips diagonally across the owl’s tummy.
I hope your kids enjoy this Pot Belly Owl Craft as much as we have! And if you’re looking for more fun owl crafts for kids, be sure to check out our Snowy Owls, Printable Owl Hats, Yarn Wrapped Owls and our favourite Flying Paper Plate Owls.
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