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Look, it’s a cute little owl! Want to learn how to make one? If you do, then join us in creating a Flapping Owl Craft today using our Print & Go Flapping Own Craft template. This printable will make it easier for you and your little one to create your own flapping owl, and the result looks quite adorable! Plus, this activity will also help your preschooler practice his fine motor skills to get him ready for Kindergarten!
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Owls may seem like scary and mysterious creatures due to their nocturnal nature. But with over 150 owl species, some of them can be very cute! And nowadays, people also relate owls as symbols of wisdom (thanks to Harry Potter), which is why many parents love these cute little owls! So we created this Flapping Owl Craft to engage your little ones in crafting to utilize their fine motor skills.
Materials for creating your Flapping Owl Craft:
- Print & Go Flapping Own Craft template
- correction fluid
- paper piercing tool
- yarn or string
- popsicle stick
Steps in making the Flapping Owl Craft:
Step 1 Download and print the Flapping Owl Craft template. Then, cut out the small parts.
Step 2 Start with the two connected white circles. Glue the two brown circles on top of it, followed by yellow circles, then the black ones. Lastly, add the two small white bean-like shapes on the lower left side of the black circle. Use the correction fluid to add a small dot on top of it. Now the big, wide eyes of the owl are complete!
Step 3 Attach the white half-oval shape on top of the brown body of the owl. Then, put the owl eyes you created earlier above it, just right where the eyes should be.
Step 4 Now let's add the beak and feet! Glue the orange triangle in between the eyes, and attach the owl's feet at the bottom.
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Step 5 Using a marker, draw some curved lines in the white spot on the owl's body. Mark a dot on the left and right side of the owl, just below the eyes.
Step 6 Use a paper piercing tool to pierce a hole on the left and right edge where we will attach the wings! Then pierce two holes in the lower corner of the wings too.
Fun Fact! 🦉
Do you know that owls' eyeballs are actually tube-shaped? It may seem very round, but it cannot move in the socket. But to make up for it, their necks are very flexible that they can turn it 270 degrees!
Step 7 Knot up the yard or string and insert it into the hole on the owl's body. This will keep the yarn in place. Face the owl down to attach the wings to the body. To do this thread the yarn into one of the holes in the wings, then knot it up. Cut the excess thread, then do the same on the other side.
Step 8 Get another piece of yarn about 3 to 5 inches long. Thread it into the other hole in the wings, then knot it up.
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Step 9 Glue the popsicle stick at the back of the owl to serve as the handle.
Step 10 Tie a piece of thread at the knotted yarn that connects both wings. So when you pull this thread, the owl will flap its wings!
Wow, that was amazing! The owl looks so adorable, and your kids enjoyed the activity for sure. So what are you waiting for? Grab a copy of the Flapping Owl Craft template here!
What will your child learn from the Flapping Owl Craft?
The Flapping Owl Craft helps in developing fine motor skills by keeping their hands busy in cutting, threading, gluing, and assembling the craft. Their small hand muscles are strengthened with these activities, helping them have a proper pencil grip in preparation for writing. Also, crafts help in developing their creativity and thinking (just like when they realized how the flapping wings work!). As you work on the Flapping Owl Craft, you can also share some fun facts about owls (like the one we shared above) and talk about it to help them learn something new while assisting their language development.
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