Papier Maché Owls

Create your very own pet Owl. A great rainy day activity for kids

Skill Level


Time to Make

2 hour

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Form the base of your animal by either blowing up a balloon to the desired size (for a round owl) or use a toilet roll, masking tape and card to form more complex shapes..
  2. Papier mâché your base by covering it in layers of newsprint paper strips and glue. Apply 3 layers at a time and allow to dry thoroughly between layers. Around 9 layers should make a really solid piece.
  3. Now the fun bit - decorating your owl! Do this by painting a base layer of colour all over. Once dried, use pencil to mark out the features. Use Deco pens to decorate your owl.

Top Tip

Keep your glue mix on the thicker side - a lot like double cream. Don't use too much glue or it will take a very long time to dry!

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