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Quick and easy paper project for owl fans
Easy owl whipped up from the recycling bin.

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  • How to make a recycled model. Owls From An Egg Carton - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using pencil, draw two shapes from the bottom side of the carton for, 1. the eyes and beak and 2. the ear/feather tufts that go above and behind the eyes and beak. Then cut them out with scissors.

  • How to make a recycled model. Owls From An Egg Carton - Step 2
    Step 2

    On one end of the top of the carton, draw a shape sort of like this; then cut the shape out (the head will slot in that section.) When your head is ready, you may need to add a couple of vertical cuts to firmly slot it into the body (see vertical cuts under the beak in the finished, yellow owl picture at the top of the page.)

  • How to make a recycled model. Owls From An Egg Carton - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, on the other end of the lid, draw some feet and cut out the section under the feet. Draw in some "U" shaped feathers and use a craft knife to cut around them (probably not a job for young children.) Then bend in the bottom of each side of the lid on a diagonal. The dotted line above indicates where you should bend the carton.

  • How to make a recycled model. Owls From An Egg Carton - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut feather shapes around the eyes of your owl if you wish. I cut slits and points and curved them under to give a feather appearance around the eyes. Do the same or create your own eye design. Then cut and gently shape the beak.

  • How to make a recycled model. Owls From An Egg Carton - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue the ear piece behind the eyes. A piece of tape will help hold it in position while it dries.

    When it's dry slot it in place on top of the owl body.

    Finished

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Ines Y.
Ines Y. · 4 projects
cool its really pretty
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