Toilet Paper Roll Owl Craft

Cute and easy Owl Craft made out of a Toilet Paper Roll! Simply paint a toilet paper roll and decorate it to look like a cute owl. The kids will love this easy craft project made with supplies that are already in your house or easy to find.

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Close up Photo of a Completed Owl Craft

Isn’t it great when you find a purpose for that abundance of empty toilet paper rolls? Recycling materials to use during craft time is not only good for the environment, but it’s easy on your budget. This owl craft a great use of resources and a fun activity for children of all ages…so, a win win!

This super easy toilet paper roll owl craft can be used at any time of the year. You can make these little owl buddies in autumn, summer, or anytime in between. The possibilities are endless, so use your imagination and have some fun!

Why You’ll Love this Toilet Paper Roll Owl Craft

  • This owl craft for kids is very inexpensive since it uses minimal materials and the main item is a recycled toilet paper roll.
  • You can change colors and add decorations onto your owls to make them themed for a certain season or holiday.
  • This craft is perfect for large groups of children! A great idea for a summer camp craft class or a preschool teacher’s craft time.
Toilet Overhead Image of the Paper Owl Craft Supplies

What You’ll Need for this Owl Craft

  • Toilet paper roll  – You can use a recycled toilet paper roll or cut a paper towel roll in half and use that.
  • Craft paper – Use some craft paper to cover your workspace as you create the perfect little oil friend.
  • Craft paint – Choose any color you want! Be sure to grab non-toxic craft paint if you’re letting little ones paint their own toilet paper roll.
  • Foam paintbrush – This is the easiest type of paintbrush to use to paint the toilet paper rolls. But you can use any paintbrush you’d like!
  • Construction paper – You’ll need orange construction paper or card stock to cut out a beak for your owl.
  • Cupcake liner – This is my favorite part of this owl craft! You’ll use cupcake liners to give the appearance of feathers on the oil. I used white cupcake liners but you could also use colored ones.
  • Glue stick – Any glue stick or craft glue will work for this craft.
  • Googly eyes – You can get googly eyes at your local craft store or on the craft aisle at your local Walmart.
  • Scissors – Standard scissors and safety scissor will both work well for your toilet paper roll craft.
  • Marker – You’ll need a black marker to draw on your little owl.

How to make this Toilet Paper Roll Owl Craft

PAINT: Cover your workspace in craft paper and then grab the paint color you want to paint the body of your owl with. Begin by folding in the top of the toilet paper roll towards the center and pinch the corners. Then, paint the roll with your color you chose. Allow it dry for 10 minutes before adding anything onto it.

BUILD: Take a cupcake line, fold it in half leaving the bottom layer sticking out, and then cut a half moon shape on the fold. You are creating a layered “feather” look. Put a layer of glue on the back of this cut liner and glue it onto the owls body horizontally. Do the same thing to two other cupcake liners and glue them on the left and right as the owls wings.

DRAW: After the wings have dried, draw some wavy lines onto the cupcake liners to make it look like layered feathers.

DECORATE: Add some googly eyes to your owl and draw eyelashes. Then, cut a triangle shape out of your orange construction paper and glue it on as a beak.

Allow your owl to fully dry if there is still some wet glue, and then it is ready to go!

Do I have to paint my toilet paper roll?

Nope! If you’d prefer to make the craft less messy, just wrap your toilet paper roll in construction paper and either glue or staple it to secure it.

What can I use instead of cupcake liners?

If you don’t have cupcake liners, you could use coffee filters! Just be sure to trim them down to fit your owl. You could also change it up completely by using craft feathers!

Pro Tips for the Best Owl Craft

  • Make your owl a “puppet” by gluing a craft stick into the bottom of your toilet paper roll. This will create a handle to hold your owl by!
  • Change the colors of your owl to match certain holidays or themes. Then add stickers or decorations to make it extra festive!
  • If you can’t find googly eyes, you can draw them yourself or use eyeball stickers from the scrapbook section of local craft store.
Close up Photo of Many Completed Owl Crafts

These owl friends are sure to bring some fun into your day…and maybe a little bit of that infamous “owl wisdom”!

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Toilet Paper Roll Owl Craft

Cute and easy Owl Craft made out of a Toilet Paper Roll! Simply paint a toilet paper roll and decorate it to look like a cute owl.
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 Owl Craft

Instructions

  • Start by covering your surface with craft paper to protect it from spills during this activity.
  • Let’s make the body of the owl! Grab your recycled toilet paper roll. Fold the top toward the center of the roll and pinch corners to create ears. Then paint the roll with any color. Allow the paint to dry for 10 minutes.
  • While the owl's body is drying, let’s make the feathers and wings! Take a cupcake liner and fold it, layering it to look like feathers for the owl’s chest. Cut a half-moon shape at the top. Apply glue to the back and then wrap the cupcake liner around the owl's body once it has dried. Take another cupcake liner and cut it in half and then in half again. Glue each “wing” onto the right and left sides of the body. Allow drying for a few minutes.
  • Once the wings are dry, draw some feathers to add texture to your wings.
  • Now it’s time to add the eyes and nose! First, cut a small orange triangle and affix it to the body with glue for the nose. Then add your googly eyes and draw some eyelashes with your marker to personalize this owl.
  • Your owl is now complete and ready for playtime!

Notes

  • Make your owl a “puppet” by gluing a craft stick into the bottom of your toilet paper roll. This will create a handle to hold your owl by!
  • Change the colors of your owl to match certain holidays or themes. Then add stickers or decorations to make it extra festive!
  • If you can’t find googly eyes, you can draw them yourself or use eyeball stickers from the scrapbook section of local craft store.
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