This was so much fun when i made this with my daughter. the most fun bit was the beak. i mainly used a you tube video but you can simply make a boat and when you close it it looks like a beak. it's hung in my daughter's room and she loves it.


  • 2 or 3 sheets paper, preferably color card.
  • 1 scissor
  • 1 glue preferably or sticky tape
  • 1 pencil for tracing ( little bit drawing)
  • 1 pen for drawing eyes


  1. take a sheet of paper (if you want to make hootabelle than it has to be purple, otherwise you can make any owl with any color) and trace a body shape. it can be two oval shapes joined together from middle. you can even make it separately and than glue it together or stick with tape. i made two different sizes oval because that's how she looks. than cut it.
  2. now with 2nd sheet of paper preferably blue. cut out two heart shapes and a hair band shape, as shown in the picture. if you are making any other owl there are endless possibilities here. wings can be big or small. you can even make a crown for a princess :) .than cut it and paste it or put with sticky tape on head and hearts on middle back side of the body like wings.
  3. now for the legs, yellow will look good. so a yellow card, just draw three long rectangles. cute and paste two in the bottom of body for legs and third on one wing for the wand. also dont forget to draw and cute the star from this card as well for the wand. paste all these.
  4. now for the feet, draw two three toed feet on any ccolor paper u like a cut and paste that as well. also dont forget a little decoration on the headband, a little butterfly is simple to make. one more thing is little heart on the chest. it looks sweet.
  5. now the most fun bit the beak. just one sheet of paper (i used pink) , Begin by placing the sheet of paper in front of you, laid out lengthwise. Take the bottom left corner and fold it to the right side, about 2.5 inches below the right corner, resulting in a diagonal fold. Cut off the extra flap of paper.Unfold the diagonal; the resulting piece of paper is square-shaped. Fold the paper again to create a new diagonal crease and unfold it. Tightly fold each corner into the center point. Flip your new smaller square over so the folds are on the table. Fold each corner into the center point again.Fold the bottom edge up to meet the top edge, resulting in a rectangle. Place each thumbs in a the front pockets and each forefinger in a back pocket. Slowly pull the pockets open, creating a triangle for each finger. Hold the beak in one hand, with the forefinger and middle finger on top and the thumb and ring finger on bottom. Tape or glue the top two sections together, and then repeat the procedure with the bottom two sections. The beak can be opened and closed by moving one's fingers farther apart or closer together, simulating the motion of a bird opening and closing his beak.The finished paper bird beak can be decorated or colored with the markers and colored pencils to create a more realistic sense of coloring based on birds as seen in nature. This sort of paper bird beak is a fine plaything on its own, allowing for creative pretend play. but now is time to paste it as well.
  6. last but not the least. add some details with a pen. the eyes. on wings and heart. Also add some glitter for glamorous touch. my girl did that and she felt so proud. offcourse she helped pasting and drawing things too. So there u have it an owl. we made this a year ago and its a bit worn out thanks to little brother who tried too eat its feet. but its still hanging on our wall.


if you find the beak a bit tricky dont hesitate to go ti youtube and search for make a birds beak. it was the best part.

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  • ana-sa
    • 28 Feb 2014
      7:21 pm

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