How to Make a Paper Bag Owl

Whooo is that? It's your very own Paper Bag Owl!
Materials List


Brown paper bag

Construction paper

Hot or tacky glue



All other craft supplies (optional): pipe cleaners, beads, fabric, felt, etc.

How to
Step 1

Crumple up some newspaper and put it inside the paper bag. Fill up about 2/3 of the bag.

Step 2

Close the top of the paper bag.

Step 3

Using hot or tacky glue, fold half of the paper bag and glue it down.

Step 4

Now repeat with the other side. A triangle shape should form with the point facing up.

Step 5

At the base of the two folds, fold the bag again. So, instead of having the point of the triangle facing up, it will now face down. Glue this fold down.

Step 6

Now let's create a little dent in the top of the bag to really match the owl shape. Use your hand to apply a bit of pressure on the top of the owl bag creating a small dent.

Step 7

Decorate the front of your bag to create a wonderfully cute owl. Draw some feathers, eyes, anything you desire.

Step 8

What's an owl without magnificent wings? Trace your closed hand on a piece of construction paper. Repeat this step to create two tracings. Cut them out, and these are your owl wings!

Step 9

Apply a bit of glue on the edge of the "palm" part of the hand tracing and glue it to the sides of the paper bag. You can also use the glue to add some googly eyes!

Step 10

Now go ahead and keep accessorizing! Decorate the wings by adding some real feathers, craft feathers, or simply draw some marker feathers. Also, cut out some feet from construction paper and glue those in the same way you glued the wings.

Step 11

Your friendly little owl is complete!

Craft Length
15 - 30 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 10 children

Here are some of my other owl friends with different craft supplies. Maybe they'll help inspire you!

Variation Photos