Easy Tissue Paper Owls
I made some Tissue Paper Owls because my daughter is having an owl theme for her birthday party this year. Since she likes them so much, I’ll make some more to hang up from the ceiling. In addition to being really cute, these owls are cheap and easy to make. They also can be matched to your color theme. Furthermore if you are not having a party, they make a fun craft for children to make.
Materials Needed for Tissue Paper Owls:
- 9 sheets of tissue paper per owl
- chenille stems, one per owl
- foam paper in various colors( I used white, tan, purple, and blue)
- feathers, two matching colors per owl
- hot glue gun
First to make Tissue Paper Owls, I unfolded the tissue paper all the way. Then I made sure I had nine sheets, in this case there were two shades of pink. I carefully arranged them all and cut along the fold that was there already. Next I trimmed my sheets to measure 8 by 6 inch. Your tissue paper will be big enough to allow you to cute another section to the same size. Now I had 18 sheets of pink tissue.
Then I took all 18 sheets stacked together and folded them accordion style. The size of each fold is not very important, I did a little less than an inch. Once they were folded as far as possible, I tightly wrap a chenille stem around the center of the fold. Then I cut the edges of the paper in V shapes. Next I started gently pulling the top sheet up and continued that for each sheet. I arranged some towards the top and some towards the bottom to form a ball shape. Last I held the center after all the sheets were fluffed, and I shook the ball to fluff it out better. Now onto turning these into Tissue Paper Owls!
First step of making the balls into Tissue Paper Owls was cutting out the various shapes from my foam paper. I cut two big white circles, two smaller colored circles, two feet, and a triangle beak per owl. I also cut out three bows-two for ears, and one for a bow-tie. Then I decided which pieces would go on what tissue paper ball and hot glued them right to the ball. Next I added the bows with feathers for the girl owl’s ears. I also added two blue feathers for the ears on the blue owl, while leaving the green without ears.
I really like how the two tone pink owl came out. This would be a fun activity for my daughter’s guests to enjoy at the birthday party. Therefore they would all be able to take their very own owl home after the party. In addition to making cute tissue paper owls, the kids would be engaged for a while as they made theirs.
What color Tissue Paper Owls will you make?
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