Paper Plate Leafy Owl Craft

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where there are liquidambar trees, you will have noticed that many of the beautifully coloured leaves have littered the ground. The trees in our hood have been in shock I think as it feels like we went from summer straight into winter, so many of the trees still have their autumnally hued leaves intact.

After admiring the beauty of these trees in my local area, I stopped to pick some of the leaves off the ground to use for this very easy paper plate leafy owl craft. The shape of the liquidambar leaves are perfect for this craft as they can fan out like wings for your owl.

paper plate leafy owl craft

Fun For

  • Imaginary play
  • Just for Fun
  • School Holiday Fun
  • Fun Family Project
  • Fine Motor Skills


  • Paper Plate
  • Liquidambar leaves
  • Yellow Felt
  • 2 cupcake liners
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie or Googly Eyes
materials for leafy owl paper plate craft


leafy owl craft
1. Grab your paper plate and fold in each side on a slight angle. Glue the sides down.
2. Fold the top of the paper plate and glue down as this will be the shape of your owl.
3. Glue the cupcake liners onto the top folded part of the plate. Draw eyes or glue googly eyes into cupcake cases.
4. Sort through your liquidambar leaf supply and glue these on the side folds to create the owls wings.
5. Cut out a long triangular nose from the yellow felt and glue just underneath the eyes.
6. Cut out feet from the yellow felt and glue onto your owl.
leafy owl craft
leafy owl craft

leafy owl craft

leafy owl craft

paper plate leafy owl craft

leafy owls

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    June 19, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Oh how nice it is to have a blogger on this side of the world so we don’t get Autumn leaf blog posts as we’re heading into our Summer or Spring posts in our Winter!! Thank you.

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