Fall Kids Craft: Paper Plate Owl


I saw a similar craft posted at my daughter’s school when I took her to speech therapy last week, so I took a photo of it, and we created it at home. It’s a super simple project that’s great for kids of all ages!

Paper Plate Owl

Paper Plate OwlMaterials:


  • a white paper plate
  • scraps of construction paper
  • glue
  • markers, crayons, or paints


Begin by coloring the inside (concave portion) of your plate. This will be the owl’s chest.

owl's chest

Next, fold in the two sides of the plate to make the wings. Fold down the top of the plate to make the head.folded plate

Color the wings. I’m apparently going with a retro 1970s look for my owl. colored wings

For the final step, glue two feet, two eyes, and a beak. You can choose any color paper you like to get different looks for your owl. Paper Plate Owl

My kids also made owls. How cute are these?? Lydia’s owl is on the left, Bryce’s owl is on the right.

What’s your favorite fall craft?

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia {age 8} and Bryce {age 6}. Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.

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31 Responses to Fall Kids Craft: Paper Plate Owl

  1. What an awesome craft idea! My five year-old can do it herself, and we have all of the materials at home!

  2. This would be great to do with my girl scout troop! I would love it if you linked up with us this week!

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  5. Kathy Jones says:

    These are just too cute…going to make them with my day care kids. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Daniela says:

    Love it! I’m all into animals crafts! And always looking for great ideas like this one to suggest to our nannies to do at work.

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  25. I love these paper plate owls! Thanks so much for sharing your idea. I’m including them in my Kids Thanksgiving Paper Craft Round-up!


  26. Patricia Oghenejobo says:

    Cute paper plate fun craft. Thank you for share your creations of your children. I enjoyed visiting your site.

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