How to make a 3D owl

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Last week I held a craft party and the theme this time was owls, so I thought I would be good to share how to make them on here. This is a nice craft activity and would suite children aged 6 and above.

Children often ask to make 3D things, which can be difficult to get your head around, so here is a simple way to make a 3D owl.

Materials needed:

polystyrene balls (about 12cm in diameter)

card

sellotape

coloured paper

small coloured circular stickers

PVA glue

feathers

scissors

stapler

 

I firstly made a cone shape out of the card and taped it with sellotape.

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I trimmed this down so it had a straight edge and then taped it to the polystyrene ball.

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This was now a shape that the children could decorate.

They started by gluing ripped up coloured paper on to the shape. I would advise to have two sheets of A4 coloured paper saved for this to ensure you don’t run out half way through. It also helps to have a jam jar to stand the owl in.

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Once the owl is completely covered it can be decorated with shapes to make the eyes, beak and wings.I cut out circles for the eyes, diamond shapes folded in half for the beaks and wing shapes. The little stickers can be used for additional patterns. The eyebrows were just scrap pieces of paper or feathers could be used.

Here are the children’s owls..

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..a lot of fun was had by all!

You can staple string to the owl so it can be hung. I did this before the paper was added.

For information on the craft parties do not hesitate to contact me.All parties are held in central Hebden Bridge.

Children’s Craft Parties; Fairies, flowers and rainbows

A few weeks ago I held a fairy party for lovely little girl called Slyvie. The theme was fairies, flowers and rainbows.

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I made lots of fairies to decorate.

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And fairy wands..

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There was lots of tissue paper and feathers to make the fairies look pretty.

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Wishes were made and flowers and rainbows were collaged.

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It was a lovely afternoon.

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And the rainbow cake, ahem, very nice.

If you are interested in a craft party do contact me. It is £12 per child and any theme you like!

Children’s Craft Parties

Last Sunday I held a craft party for a lovely bunch of girls aged six to seven.

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It was a seventh birthday party for a girl named Phoebe who likes pink, flowers and art!

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The girls painted and printed on canvas, using feathers, card and bubble wrap to create textures.

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There was a lot of concentration…

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and pretty colours used.

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There was lots of great artwork made!

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After the art there was cake and music; a good time was had by all. The birthday girl said the party was “Awesome” which made my day.

If you are interested in booking a craft party I hold them in central Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and charge £12 per child, with a maximum 10 children.I can plan it around what your child likes, next one booked is a Harry Potter themed one-can’t wait!