Adorable Upcycled Plastic Cup Owl Easy Kids Craft

20 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Adorable Upcycled Plastic Cup Owl Easy Kids Craft

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It’s nearly Christmas time again! Leading up to Christmas, my kids love making Christmas crafts and each year our tree gets fuller with more handmade ornaments and decorations. Here are 20 easy Christmas crafts for kids to enjoy.

1. Mini Christmas Tree with decorations

I love how bright, modern and non traditional these Christmas Trees look. Grab some straws, string and anything you might have in your art box to decorate your cardboard mini Christmas trees. 

2. Paper Straw Christmas Trees

These lovely bright paper straw Christmas trees are so simple to make, you probably can’t stop with making one. They would also look great as gift tags or on handmade Christmas cards.

3. Cupcake Christmas Trees

Use Christmas coloured cupcake liners to make these Christmas trees. Put the Christmas trees on cards or in a garland and decorate away!

4. Santa and Reindeer Puppets

Make this set of Santa and reindeer puppets with your little one and let them have fun doing a puppet show or wear them as masks.

5. Christmas Paddle Pop Stick Characters

Make some Christmas paddle pop stick characters for your Christmas tree with paddle pop sticks, googly eyes and felt. Are there any other characters you can think of making?

6. Owl Baubles

Have fun decorating plain Christmas baubles and add features to make these Owl baubles. For parents who a coordinated Christmas Tree or love a sentimental decoration that will last generations, check out these incredible personalised Christmas Ornaments.

7. Reindeer Baubles

Using your little one’s thumbprint, you can make personalised reindeer baubles to give to teachers, friends and family.

8. Reindeer Hat

How cute is this reindeer hat! Make the antlers using your child’s arm print and stick them on a brown cardboard crown.

9. Pasta Wreath

Add glitter and colour to your uncooked pasta to make this very simple pasta wreath. Great for Christmas cards and gift tags.

10. Cardboard Wreath

Using a paper plate and some toilet rolls, you can recreate this cardboard wreath. Hang it on your front door to welcome all your Christmas visitors. 

11. Recycled Card Ornaments

Recycle your Christmas cards from previous years and make new ornaments for the Christmas tree. Let the kids decorate these ornaments with sequins or mini pom poms and other items they have in their craft box.

12. Salt Dough Ornaments

Using your child’s hand and foot print, you can make this Santa and Reindeer salt dough ornaments. The lovely thing about this is that when you get out the ornaments every year you can see how much their hand or foot size has grown!

13. Reindeer Handprint

There are lots of fun things you can turn your hand or foot print into this reindeer. Add antlers and eyes to bring your child’s handprint to life! If you’d to make this an extra special Christmas Gift, get your kids to create their art on these amazing Christmas Cards For Kids that are purpose designed for Christmas arts & crafts gifts.

14. Felt Christmas Tree Garland

Kids will love cutting out felt trees and gluing shapes onto them. String all the trees together and hang them around your house. This festive felt Christmas tree garland will brighten up any home.

15. Ribbon Christmas Tree

A very simple craft that you can use to help teach your little one how to tie knots.

Find some branches and use green or red ribbons to make this Christmas tree ornament they make a wonderful gift too! If you’ve gone to the trouble of creating gorgeous handmade Xmas gifts, you’re going to love these personalised Christmas Cards Packs that add an extra touch of love to your thoughtful gifts.

16. Christmas Tree Window Decorations

Make some decorations for your windows in the shape of Christmas trees, angels or candy canes. Get your child to stick coloured pieces of tissue paper onto clear contact and cover it with another sheet of clear contact when done.

17. Angel Light

These angel lights are so sweet and very safe for your little one to make and play with. Using LED tea lights, simply decorate the outside of the plastic cup and have fun lighting up your angels.

18. Christmas Tree Paper Chain

Paper chains are so easy and fun to make. To make this Christmas tree, cut green and red strips of paper and assemble using the picture as a guide.

19. Beaded Candy Cane

A cute little craft to do with your toddler to teach them colour, pattern and threading! Use the candy canes to decorate your tree and you won’t need to worry about them getting eaten!

20. Christmas Cards

Handmade Christmas cards are the best! Have a card making session with the kids and see what you can come up with. These Christmas cards are so easy to make using ribbon, shape punches and paper stock.

Organising Your Christmas Crafts

We know that over the years it can be tricky storing and organising your kids’ arts & crafts. Our hot tip for keeping your Christmas crafts for kids sorted & identifiable is so easy. Simply apply these durable Name Labels to your kids’ Christmas craft activities, and you’ll know which art is theirs when it’s time to display them at their 21st birthday party


25 Owl Crafts for Six Year Olds

Adorable Upcycled Plastic Cup Owl Easy Kids Craft

These adorable and colorful owl crafts will keep your six year old occupied for hours.
Six year olds give a hoot about everything and that’s why they’ll love these 25 owl crafts picked out just for them.

From real feathers to paint to supplies found outside, this is hootin’ hollarin’ fun that’ll let your young grade schooler express their creative and colorful side…’owl’ from the comfort of your kitchen table.

Happy Crafting!

These tiny owls made acorns are adorable and super easy to make.

Via Curly Birds
This lunch bag owl might look threatening, but really he just gives a hoot about recycling.

Via Sweet and Simple Living
You won’t be barking up the wrong tree when your kiddo makes this owl , well, bark.

Via Fireflies and Mud Pies

Buttons, buttons, who has the buttons? This button owl!

Via Do Small Things With Love
Corrugated cardboard owls will be all the rage this fall.

Via Upcycle That
You’ll never guess what was used to stamp this owl…oh, we’ll just tell you…a celery rib!

Via Crafty Morning
Colorful owls made paper plates are super cute and will be super fun for your six-year-old to assemble!

Via I Heart Crafty Things
Have you been gathering corks for a while? Put them to use with these sweet cork owls.

Via Happy Hooligans
‘Owl’ suggest you don’t make cupcakes with these papers after your kiddo uses them for crafting owls, but, hoo would want to?

Via Parents
Professionally crafted work of art, or paper traced onto foil? This foil owl is amazing and you won’t believe how easy he is to make.

Via Make It…A Wonderful Life
These owls have to hand it to you…this is crafting creativity at it’s best.

Via Emma’s Diary
Don’t you just heart owls?

Via Housing a Forest
What should you do with old jar lids once you’re done with the jars? Why make owls them, of course!

Via Crafts By Amanda
These cupcake paper owls are as silly as they are adorable. You’re kiddo will hoot with laughter when they make them.

Via Kids Activities Blog
Jazz wings? Yes, and this cool owl is all about style, too!

Via Meet the Dubiens
Spare buttons? Time to make some button owls!

Via Learn Create Love
Your six-year-old will love this owl pencil topper for when they work on homework.

Via Speedy Creativa
This paper cup owl is amazed at how crafty you and your kiddo’s are.

Via Parents
Snow owls to give big paper plate owl hugs. Aww.

Via I Heart Crafty Things
Owls made from pinecones are a perfect way to craft and explore the great outdoors.

Via Lia Griffith
Psst. I have a secret…these pom-pom owls are stinkin’ cute. Okay, so it wasn’t a big secret.

Via Craftster
Potato stamp owls will stamp their way into your child’s creative heart.

Via Crafty Morning
How do you teach recycling and crafting at the same time? With a recycled materials owl pendent.

Via Small Hands Big Art
Toilet paper roll owls are way easy to make and ‘owl’ bet you don’t just make one.

Via Centsible Life
Leftover plastic egg? You should make a tissue paper egg owl with it!

Via Arts and Crafts Kids


55 Wildly Fun Owl Craft Ideas

Adorable Upcycled Plastic Cup Owl Easy Kids Craft

Artists and crafters portray owls in fascinating ways, and I particularly enjoy seeing the variety of styles and colors used. My search helped me curate over 50 lovely owl-themed projects. I hope this list of ideas inspires you to try a few of these out! Find the wise owls shown above here.

Do you have a sweater (or sweaters) you're loathe to throw away but don't plan on wearing again? Try upcycling them into sweater owl ornaments to decorate your tree, gift someone else, or use as party favors.

This is a project I want to make. You'll be working with paper mache as you follow the directions at Purple Hues and Me. The end results will be great décor pieces.

These owl-themed shoes really are a hoot. I love them! Decorating the shoes with fabric is such a cute method, and you can find the steps at The Art of Homemaking.

It's nice when you can find paper plate crafts to do with little kids. It's an inexpensive craft to make, and the kids will love working with them. Huppie Mama has the instructions you can use to make your own!

This is one of the cutest fall wreaths I've seen. I the humor and the use of feathers. To make a wreath this one, go to About Family Crafts for the tutorial.

Owls made with cupcake liners are so inexpensive to make and would make cute place cards for a baby or bridal shower! Kids will love making these too.

Make these cute felt owls as ornaments or pendants!

You'd never know a tape measure was hidden in this little owl. This would be a great gift for a crafter or decorator. Find the steps at tiny apartment crafts.


Appliqued owls on kitchen towels would be a beautiful gift for any kitchen.

Make this cute owl using burlap and buttons over at KIDS CRAFT ROOM.

FIKS*D shares how to make pom-poms and the simple directions to put this owl together.

Hootie is a lot of fun to create. You start with an empty bar soap box and use cotton balls and tissue paper to make this cute little owl. Kids & Glitter shares the project that kids will love making.

Give candy bar gifts wrapped in these cute little covers!

A sure way to warm your hands on a cold winter day is to tuck them into pockets that have cute hand warmer owls inside.

This owl oven mitt looks cute on its own but would look great in your kitchen.

I love the looks of this sweet owl pendant.

Lia Griffith came up with this lovely project to do with the kids. I'm sure they'll love making the owl and displaying it!

It's hard to believe that something that looks so intricate could be as simple to make as this is. Find the directions at that artist woman.

Parents shares this nice craft project that could make a nice pencil or pen holder for a teacher. The paper cup owl is the #8 project in the slideshow.

If you're lucky enough to find acorns around your neighborhood, you'll have lots of fun making owls them. Use a twig for the branch and googly eyes for a fun touch!

Crochet this phone cozy for yourself or for a gift to someone else.

You'll need a lot of buttons to make this cute owl art!

I think this would be sure a cute classroom project. Have each of the kids make three owls to decorate a tree branch. You could even use holiday-themed liners for these little liner owls for a festive touch!

If you to decorate with an owl theme, this pinecone owl will be an excellent addition to your décor.


This knitted owl uses a new fuzzy type of yarn, which yields a fluffy and cute finished result.

Cute, cute, cute. I love these small woven owls.

This owl treat bag is a really nice way to gift classmates with a candy snack.

A little owl made from a sock can be one of a kind if you use the stray socks that show up in the dryer.

Print these little owls and then just cut and glue to put them together. I can't think of an easier project that is as cute as this one.

This would be a great project to help kids introduce themselves at the start of the school year.

These little owls are so bright and cute that the kids will enjoy making their own. You'll find the instructions at I heart crafty things.

Change the colors of this bottle cap owl to fit in your color scheme and enjoy looking at the results.

This sweet little owl is made using a plastic bottle!

Make this owl with felt and put it on a pillow or use it to make a wall hanging. Feel free to change the pattern sizes to fit your needs.

Find out how to make this useful owl heating pad at MODERN Mrs. Darcy.

Plush fabric makes these heat-up owls especially snuggly.

Don't these little owl plushies justmake you want to laugh out loud? A great way to use fabric scraps.

My Cool Homeschool shares how to do this easy craft for kids. You only need a few supplies, so you can easily put it together for them!

Make this owl doll for a little girl and it'll be her friend for life.

A colorful owl mobile is a perfect addition to any nursery room. This would be a nice baby shower gift.

I think this owl treat bag would be a perfect teacher appreciation gift. Add a “Thanks for giving a hoot” gift tag to pull it all together.

Fit this craft in with the reading of the Little White Owl storybook. The kids will love making this owl.

The only difference that I can see between this owl and the one shown earlier is that the wings are made with brown paper, but the difference is so stark that I'm including this project. These owls can be made over at AMELIE'S HOUSE.

Pom-pom story owls are clever props to use while reading to the kids.

I really this lovely treat bag project. I can imagine making them and decorating them with red hearts and embellishments to make them fit for Valentine's Day.

Every sewing room could use a little owl sewing buddy to keep track of important supplies. Of course this little buddy has other uses also.

When you've spent a busy day at work it's nice to slip on an owl sleeping mask to help you fall asleep at night.


54 Recycled Crafts for Kids

Adorable Upcycled Plastic Cup Owl Easy Kids Craft

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Green Living: 20 Ingenious Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles Instead of Trashing Them

Adorable Upcycled Plastic Cup Owl Easy Kids Craft

Approximately 100 million plastic bottles are used and discarded every day, with 80% of them simply becoming non-biodegradable litter.

While it is convenient to consume drinks straight plastic bottles, the trash that is accumulated in the process takes a huge toll on the health of our environment.

Plastic water bottles have a significant carbon footprint, with the amount of water going into making a bottle being up to three times what’s inside the bottle. Also, bottles used to package water take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and, if incinerated, produce toxic fumes.

Since reuse is a step up from recycling, repurposing plastic bottles we already have is an excellent habit to get into if we want to do our share to help save the environment. You will be surprised at how many opportunities for reuse there really are – once you start looking for them.

So when you’re done with that plastic drink bottle, don’t just throw it away, use it to make something awesome. Check out these 20 low cost, creative and functional craft projects that will transform the humble plastic bottle into everything from useful storage to great home decor.

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Turn your old plastic bottles into useful and sturdy no-sew zipper cases that will help you organize your life, for almost no cost at all. You can use them to store all sorts of art and craft supplies.

This is also an awesome back-to-school craft idea for kids. To make one, cut the plastic bottle, glue a zipper to it, customise the decorations and you’re done.

You can learn how to make these creative zipper cases from plastic bottles here.

16. DIY Jewellery Stand

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Here is a beautiful project to make a jewellery stand from plastic bottles, which looks great and can hold and hang tons of small jewellery for a clear vanity. And it doesn’t even take long to make. Cut the bottoms of plastic bottles, fix a metallic rod through them and see your craft turn into a beautiful jewellery organizer. Here are the instructions.

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Upcycled Plastic Cup Owl Craft – With Video

Adorable Upcycled Plastic Cup Owl Easy Kids Craft

This little plastic cup owl craft is so adorable! Truly, it’s just one of those cute ideas that I love. Perfect for kids to make, it’s a great choice for letting them get creative with paints, feathers, and personalizing their own owl.

Plastic Owl Cup

Painted cups are such a great tool in your craft supply Truly, who knew something in your kitchen could turn into such a cute little owl? My kids have always loved painting things, and this is one craft that I have fallen in love with. Since owls are one of my favorite creatures, I knew this was going to become a new favorite project. I wasn’t at all disappointed.

This project is great for all ages. I especially that it is ideal for starting a conversation with your kids about owls and how important they are. Since I’m such a fan of owls, I’ve been known to read books about them while my kids made projects this one.

Check out this adorable little upcycled CD owl wall messenger. Isn’t it adorable? If you owls as much as I do, then I know you’ll love adding it to your home as well. Of course, no craft day can go without snacks, so why not add this fun owl spongecake to the mix? Super yummy and adorable!

What Paint Works Best on Plastic Cups?

I find basic acrylic craft paint is the best go-to option for painting plastic cups. I’ve used spray paint in the past, but it doesn’t provide good coverage, and really just doesn’t adhere nicely. In fact, it tends to streak way too easily for my taste. So, a classic Appel Barrel or DecoArt craft paint is typically where I reach when making anything using a plastic cup.

Tip: You can also simply buy the cups the color you want your owl to be. With so many options available at the Dollar Tree these days, you could make owls in every color imaginable.

If you want more fun and colorful ideas to create with your kids, make sure you check out this fun painted paper roll butterfly. Such a pretty color and so easy to personalize. Your kids might also enjoy helping you make these painted fruit themed drinking jars. So pretty and fun for parties.

Variations for Kids to Use

Even though I personally find this super cute as it is, my kids sometimes think differently. So, when I set out supplies for a craft project, I to have multiple options on hand for them to use. This gives them a chance to add their own spin on things. For me, it’s always important to encourage my kids to really stretch their imagination and make their projects their own.

  • Have multiple colors and sizes of feathers to choose from.
  • Let them paint the cup any color they want.
  • Buy different types of googly eyes in various sizes and colors to give your bird a personality.
  • Use mini wire glasses from the craft store to make the owl look wise.
  • Paint in Harry Potter house colors to be similar to the famous owls in the books.
  • Glitter is always a great idea for any craft project. For this, use glitter glue to make the mess easier to manage.

Add some of these painted rock garden markers and my adorable painted rock ladybugs to your list of fun paint crafts to make with your kids. They are sure to please.

How to Make a Plastic Cup Owl

Begin by painting the outside of a plastic cup your preferred color. I chose pink.

Once the outside has been painted, use the tip of your paintbrush to remove paint in pattern along the bottom as shown.

While the cup is drying, trace and cut out two rounded diamond/wing shapes from scrapbook paper.

When the cup is dry, attach one wing on each side.

Glue a feather onto each of the wings.

Add the googly eyes to the top part of the cup by the wings.

Glue a small piece of orange paper as a beak just below the eyes.

Now you can display your owl.

Buy your cups from the Dollar Tree in bulk and different colors so you can skip the painting portion of this tutorial.