I love doing owl crafts, they are such an easy bird to draw. This time we have been making moveable owl puppets.

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To make your own moveable owl puppets you will need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Thread
  • Split pins

Start by drawing out your body, wings and feet. Then paint them all. Once they have dried cut them out.

Next draw and cut out the eyes and tummy. Glue these and the feet onto the body of the owl.

Using a needle/scissors/ toothpick make a hole on either side of the body and 2 holes on each wing.

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Push the split pin through the holes in the body and the wing.

moveable owl puppets

Attach a length of thread between the two wings. Make sure that you have the wings in a relaxed position, so that the thread can be pulled tight.

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Finally add another, longer, piece of thread to the middle of the one going between the wings. When you pull on this, it should make the wings go up and down.

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BB’s completed puppet

If you enjoyed these moveable owl puppets be sure to check out my loo roll owl craft and 5 little duck rocks.

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Moveable owl puppet for both a craft activity and steam activity for younger children.