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This is one of the easiest owl crafts ideas. It’s so much fun and it only needs a few items. Plus, because our handmade owl will be crafted out of leaves, it’s a great opportunity to explore nature with the family. Wait for autumn and watch as all the different colours let your little ones’ imagination come alive. Follow the steps below for this easy autumn craft idea for kids.

15 minutes

Video Tutorial

You'll need

Leaves in various colours & sizes

Coloured card

Black felt tip pen

Glue stick

Heavy books (for pressing)

Parchment paper or kitchen roll (for pressing)


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Let your kids’ imagination run wild with this handmade owl activity! Why not use other items you can find around the house to add to your masterpiece?

Owl craft for kids step-by-step

  1. 1

    You’ll need lots of colourful leaves of different sizes to make this owl. Let your little ones find leaves they like when out and about and save them to press for later.

  2. 2

    The leaves need to be pressed & dried before starting. Cover the leaves in kitchen roll or parchment paper and press between two heavy books. Leave for at least 24 hours.

  3. 3

    Once the leaves are dry the creative fun can begin! Let your little one’s imagination run wild and pick out what leaves they want to use for the body, wings and head.

  4. 4

    When the leaves have been chosen, stick them down onto a coloured piece of paper using the glue stick.

  5. 5

    Use the felt tip pen to add eyes and nose to the owl.

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