I have a thing about owls, they are such fascinating creatures, so when Baker Ross sent me the most gorgeous owl craft box to play with I thought it was a perfect opportunity to dedicate a whole post to them. When I was 7 I spent ages making an owl with cereal boxes and split pins, with every intention of sending it to BBC’s children’s art show Hartbeat. It never quite flew the nest and made it to Tony Hart’s gallery, but the love of owls remains strong.
The kids made the nest box at an RSPB event I am going to share some pictures from, its more for little birds than owls of course.
I also asked some fellow bloggers for their owl crafts. But first, the owl photos. They are taken at Manor Farm, East Leake, Nottinghamshire.
Manor Farm is amazing, it rescues lots of animals, from donkeys to owls to foxes and even a jay. It does the best birthday parties and because it has a nursery on site the staff are amazing with kids. The indoor play areas are also incredibly creative, we go for the giant wooden pirate play ship alone.
Back to owls, it is such a privilege to hold such a wise beast…this one looks like it might bite, but he was a softie really.
I love the proud look on his face, of course we want to look at you!
But don’t get too close okay?
G took this one on his arm, look at these incredible eyes!
And the smile says it all, there is something magical about getting so close to these majestic birds.
My favourite has to be the barn owl, I remember watching them in the wild with my parents in Norfolk when L was a baby. It was breathtaking.
Look at the beautiful markings on this one, I don’t think he is a native to the UK.
Their feathers are so soft, and really inspired our creative designs
We used porcelain pens to paint these ceramic trinket pots. We have used them before but I loved the new ones Baker Ross sent, were glittery and metallic. We started with copper, gold and yellows, natural owl colours, but soon found the jades, ruby and teals were just so jewel like, we had to use them too. Looking at photos of owls helped us make feather shapes and markings.
We really enjoyed the porcelain owls and loved the easy to use porcelain pens. I say it every time, but Baker Ross goodies are great value and fun to have in the house for half term holidays, birthday parties, gatherings and rainy days!
More great owl craft ideas
Baker Ross isn’t just about kits, it is an inexpensive place to stock up your craft box with all the pens, felt, feathers, paint, you could need. Here are some fab ideas for more owl craft projects from some fabulous bloggers:
Make an owl out of a a toilet roll with Missie Lizzie or with Love All Blogs
Make a gift of biscuits wrapped up in an owl over at Pink Oddy
Make an Owl Babies Story Sack with The Fairy and the Frog
Make owl cake pops with Bavarian Sojourn
A whole ‘parliament’ of owl crafts (collective noun for a group of owls!) at Red Ted Art.
And there are 100 more crafts for kids at Here Come the Girls