fun fall kid's craft: paper tube owls

September 14, 2010

It's still REALLY hot here in Georgia, so it's a little hard to get into the fall mode yet, but we're trying. I have been saving up some toilet paper rolls for a while and thought it would be fun if Juliet and I made some owls together one afternoon.
It turned out to be really fun! She loved gluing the feathers on the tube and picking out the eyes and beak. The best part is that she was able to do the entire project on her own--except for cutting out the beak. I did mine--she did hers--and we had fun.
Once they dried, I hot-glued some string to the inside and hung them from the chandelier as our festive fall kitchen decor.
Here's a few more close-ups of the cute little guys...
I like a very fluffy and feathery owl. 
Juliet prefers a thinner, less feathersome fowl. She enjoyed this activity so much that she asked to make another one the next day (this rarely happens!), so she made a blue-feathered friend to join the owls. 

We spent some time at Borders the other night and I found some beautiful fall books for baby that I might have to get Lucia for next year. 
In My Tree
Here's a little owl--I love this series of books, but don't own any of them yet. The illustrations are very engaging and the little owl moves from page to page through the cut-outs. 

Bright Baby Touch and Feel Fall
This has beautiful images and I especially love the squirrel page that features a very soft and touchable squirrel tail!
I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book

Do you have any favorite fall books for babies or preschoolers to share? 


welcome to our wonderland said...

LOVE these we are so making these!! we love owls and have 2 in our backyard (sure they keep us up half the night hooting but we still love them)

I'll linky to you when we make them off to check if my library has that 1st book! :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

These owls turned out supercute! I love them.

Jenny said...

Those are so cute!

Silver Rose said...

Those are fantastic! I love non-fiction books for fall, especially those that have beautiful follilage, seasonal fruits and vegatables, and describe how the weather changes. I've used many in my classrooms, but I don't own any myself. This one ( doesn't have the most descriptive text, but I've used it with young toddlers during the fall. I love the photos!

avenuesmom said...

I love those owls! We are definitely making those. I've been on an owl kick lately... which means Abby got an owl backpack. :)

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

super super cute, thanks for the great idea!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

We have an owl favorite that isn't really fall themed - Who Hoots? It's about animal noises and gives the listener/child a chance to laugh and correct the silly statements. Your owls are super cute! I've never hung crafts from the chandelier, but I think I should start!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

That is just too adorable! We might have to do this ourselves...

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love this Vanessa and I will definitely take this one with my girls (we have a brown feather stash and a googly eye stash).

Megan said...

Those owls are adorable. It's almost like they have personalities or something, the way they're looking at me sort of sideways. We'll have to give that one a try.
This is more a Halloween book than a strictly fall one, but we like "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything." It has some fun actions you can do with the kids, like stomping your feet and clapping your hands. said...

Those are the cutest things ever! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

RedTedArt said...

We love Loo Roll crafts and have made Giraffes and Birds ourselves.. but these OWLS ARE AMAZING! Soooo cute. Adorable. Love them!!

Would love for you to stop by at Kids Get Crafty and link up too? Every Wednesday at Red Ted Art. This week's link is here:

Hope to "see" you later?



maria said...

They are super cute! We love making things with paper rolls too! Thanks for the idea:)

RedTedArt said...

Thank you for hoping over ;-) much appreciated!

Hope to see you again next week!!!


Joyfulmama said...

Hi There! I think these are just adorable! I have a friend whose little son is struggling with a fear of owls after seeing someone in a scary owl costume on TV. His parents are gently guiding him though it by reading books about owls and learning fascinating facts. I will definitely be passing along this idea, too! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

I am going to bookmark this for when we work on the letter O. They are totally cute!

amandab said...

We love toilet roll art in this house, and Princess made her first bird last week asking me "Do birds have feathers on their back?" It was a nice change from the toilet roll army that has been building in numbers around here for the last few months!

**Amy** said...

These are adorable. I know my kids would love making these!

ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

I am jealous that it's still hot there! We featured this tomorrow☺

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