These Christmas ornaments will be a hit with the kids.
As any kid knows, owls are cool in every way. They have big eyes, and flat faces. They can turn their heads 270° in each direction. They can see and hunt at night. They have powerful talons with which to catch their prey. And they are very, very quiet in flight.
These amazing birds are the inspiration for our Christmas craft. Kids will love making these sweet ornaments, and won’t stop at one! Before you know it, you’ll have an entire ‘parliament’ (group of owls) adorning your tree!
Materials, per bird:
- pinecone, medium size
- small felt sheets, various colours
- tiny black pompoms for pupils
- glue gun or fabric glue
- 10” gold string
- embellishments – feathers, sequins, etc.
Step 2: Download templates at www.LocalParent.ca/owlornament. Choose five different colours of felt for each bird. Using the templates, cut out: 1 set of eyes 1 beak 2 crests (one large, one small) 2 wings 12 feathers (different colours) 2 feet
Step 4: Glue beak to bottom of eyes below small crest and pompom pupils to centre of each eye.
Step 7: Glue wings to sides of pinecone.
Step 9: Embellish owl as desired.
Step 10: Tie gold string tightly to centre top of pinecone, and knot the opposite end.