Your kids will love playing with these super easy-to-make owls and bats. They have Velcro on the bottom so the kids can move them everyday. Think of them as the Elf on the Shelf for Halloween,but your kids have to move them. None of the 3 am panic to move that thing.
- Small pine cones
- Acorns or hickory nuts
- Felt-Yellow, white, black and brown
- Black Paint
- A paint brush
- Google eyes (optional)
- A branch
- Black Velcro
- Hot glue, white craft glue or Crazy Glue
- Red and white extra fine paint markers or a fine brush and red and white paint
Step Two: Glue the horns, eyes, beak and feet onto the pine cone.
Step Three: Cut a small piece of Velcro about 1/4″ x 1/2″ and glue the prickly side to the bottom of your owl. Try to glue it close to the feet so when it is sitting on the branch the talons hang over. Next glue the fuzzy piece of Velcro on your branch. Place your owl on the Velcro.
FOR THE BAT:
Step One: Paint your nuts black. (I mean your acorns, get your mind out of the gutter!)
Step Two: Glue the wings onto the back of the acorn with the point at the bottom. Glue on the eyes and eyes. With a red paint marker draw on the mouth and either with a white paint marker or a white paint and fine brush paint on fangs and eyebrows.
Step Three: Follow Step Three for owl above. Glue strips of the fuzzy sided Velcro on different places of your branch or more than one branch. Let your kids move the owls and bats around and let them get silly with it. The prickly side of the Velcro should also stick to things like wool so you may find a bat or owl on your coat one morning.
Crafting questions? Just Ask Holly in comments or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here at Barista Kids we are just batty for owls, but I think it’s sad that our little owl has no name. Very sad. My son things we should call him Charlie. What do think his/her name should be?