Whooo's looking for a craft that matches current trends?
Even popular trends can make their way into the crafting world. Take the owl trend, for instance. It's found in fashion, home decor, accessories -- and even crafts.
Felted owls, paper owls, cards made with owls hooting their greeting ... well, you get the idea. I find these wide-eyed nocturnal creatures fun and fascinating, and they add a little fun to whatever they embellish. You can craft them to be as whimsical or realistic as you like by using layers of scrapbook paper, fabric and just a little craft paint.
Craft a fun toilet paper roll owl ornament to hang in your window, set it on your kitchen windowsill or close up the bottom and use it as packaging for a gift. The recipient will be sure to love the double gift.
This is a great craft in which to get the kids involved. No matter what the age, they will have fun making their own little feathered friend. You may have to lend some assistance to younger children and cut out the pieces for them.
There are many ways that you can create an owl from a toilet paper roll -- paint the roll first, cover it with fabric or just draw your design with a permanent marker right on the plain cardboard roll. The last technique is a little too much for me, as I am more crafty than artsy. The key to this craft's success is creating the pointed ears. Just push the top of the tube into itself at the top once the tube's painted or covered with fabric to create the pointed ears.
So start saving those toilet paper rolls for a great rainy day craft.
For this project, you will need empty cardboard toilet paper rolls, craft paint, a foam paint brush, scraps of complementary fabric, glue, orange or yellow felt, white felt, black felt and scissors.
Begin by covering your toilet paper roll with a layer of paint. You can decide if one coat is enough. If not, paint another coat.
While your paint is drying, cut out your wings, beak and eyes. You will need two large circles of white felt, two smaller circles of black felt, one yellow or orange felt beak and two wings from your fabric scraps. You can decide how large you want each of these pieces to be, but make sure they will fit on the toilet paper tube.
Glue your eyes together, attaching each black piece to a white piece. You can make the eyes look any way you want to give your owl some personality. Make him look off to the left or cross-eyed, it's your choice.
Once your paint is dry, bend the top of your toilet paper roll down to create the ears. Gently fold the tube into itself, pressing gently down on the tube on two sides across from one another. Press evenly as you go.
Next, apply a thin layer of glue to the back of the eyes, wings and beak and glue them to your owl body. If you're making an ornament, glue a ribbon to the top of your owl with which to hang him.