Owl Paper Roll Craft

Halloween is over and if you are like me you are putting away the spiders and bats and making room for turkey’s, Pilgrim hats, and all things autumn.

I want to bring in some brighter colors though for the season instead of the traditional red, brown, green, and orange that I normally use.

I just adore these little owls and have them sitting on a windowsill in the play room.   These best part is they are made from scraps and toilet rolls, and who doesn’t love a little glitter over the holiday season.

What you will need:

  • toilet paper rolls
  • scrap paper
  • glitter card stock (or plain card stock brushed with glue and dipped in glitter)
  • foam – white and black (preferably with an adhesive back, but if not, use glue to attach)
  • Mod Podge (regular craft glue will work fine if you don’t plan on sealing your project)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Find all your supplies here:

How to make:

Begin by drawing a half oval at the top of the paper roll, I used a cookie cutter as a stencil for mine.   Cut the circle out and use it as a template to cut an identical one from the back side of the paper roll too.

Don’t throw the cut pieces away, set them aside because you will use these for the wings shortly.

Place two fingers inside the paper roll and cover it in glue.   Roll the paper roll onto the scrap paper then trim accordingly.

Set aside to dry for a bit.   Cover one side of the two pieces you cut off the paper roll in glue and place onto the back of the glitter card stock.   Set aside to dry.

Next, you are going to cut the white and black foam to make eyes.   I used a couple of icing tips to size mine.

Cut out a small beak from yellow glitter card stock.   Attach the eyes, beak, and wings using glue where needed.   Set aside to dry, and you are done.


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Tonya Staab is a freelance writer and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore, a lifestyle blog that inspires parents to craft, cook, travel, and celebrate every day with their children.


  1. Melinda says

    I did a toilet paper bat for Halloween last year but this is TOO cute. I’m going to try it with a fall theme, just using orange and browns


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