A few years ago, we took our kids to a live birds of prey show. During the performance, we got to see several kinds of owls swoop right over our heads! It was my first time being up close to these animals and it was incredible. I had no idea that owls could be that big! Or that beautiful!
Since then, we’ve been learning more about these amazing animals. So I thought that it would be fun to add a new project to our collection of coffee filter crafts for kids: a coffee filter owl craft!
This craft is really easy and simple to customize. Kids can use any color they want and add the details they like: feathers, beak, wings – even horned tufts!
If the kids enjoy this project, learn more about these animals with our list of beautiful owl books for kids!
Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids: Coffee Filter Owl Craft
To make this coffee filter owl craft, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are provided here for convenience. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
Start by outlining two eyes toward the top of the coffee filter. Be sure to leave the whites uncolored.
Use a tan crayon to outline two half-circles on either side of the coffee filter. These will be the folded “wings”.
Draw a triangle in the center below the yes using the bright yellow crayon. Then color in the rest of the filter with a brown crayon.
When you’re finished coloring, the wings are all you’ll have left to do.
Now use the tan crayon to color in the wings.
Let’s add a few details: We used a black crayon to draw plumage on the belly. Then I used the same brown crayon that I used to color in the body to add talons and horned tufts.
Add a few other birds flying in the distance and you’re done!
You can practically hear him saying “Hoot!”
Oh, that’s just me? Okay.
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