I decided to
stay up until 2am make these little owls to give to each of my students on my last day of student teaching. On the back, I simply wrote "Owl miss you!" It was a fun and easy way to let them know how much they would be missed.
Here's what you'll need:
- Scrapbook paper (brown, gray, white, black, and orange)
- 3 different sized circle hole punches (I used one regular sized one like this, and the larger two were different sizes of this brand from Joann's)
- Mini cellophane bags
- Candy (Something with a gold wrapper. I used Twix, and Rolos would work great too)
- Optional: An awesome husband who thinks your new hole punches are really cool so he wants to punch out all of your circles for you.
I started by using white cardstock to make a template for my owl's face. It took a lot of trial and error to get it the way I wanted, so if you want to use mine, here it is:
Then, I traced the template a million times on brown paper and started cutting while Daniel punched out lots and lots of circles for the eyes and cut out little orange triangles for the beaks. I folded my owl templates in half, and glued all of the circles and beaks on.
I stuffed Twix in the little cellophane bags, and then stapled the bags shut at the top. Then I folded the finished owl templates over and taped them to the outside of the bags.
After that, I added the little message on the back with a marker.
Here's how the whole thing goes together:
And this is what your living room will look like afterward.
I thought you deserved a fair warning about that. Happy crafting!
P.S. I originally got the idea for the owls from this pin on Pinterest. However, it had no original source, so I was left to my own devices :)