handprint owls

You all know how I love handprint crafts. Well, I also love owls. Kirsten’s bedroom is all done in the pottery barn kids Brooke line, which is all adorable owls and trees. I’ve been wanting to do a handprint owl craft for a long time, but couldn’t find any adorable ones. When I saw these awesome handprint animal crafts on I am Momma Hear me Roar I wanted to make the owl right away. Mine isn’t quite as detailed as hers, but they are so adorable, I just love them. I have them on display right now, and I’ll likely frame Kirsten’s and hang it up in her room. It will match perfectly. She has printable templates for all the animals. Visit her post to get them. Here’s the super simple instructions:

What you’ll need:

template from I am Mama Hear me Roar
coloured cardstock
paper punches – I used a 2 inch circle punch and a hole punch
paint brush


1. print out the owl template.
2. trace the owl template onto your coloured cardstock and cut out the pieces – use any colours you want and go as fancy or as plain as you like!
3. using your 2 inch paper punch, cut out 2 circle eyes and using a hole punch, cut out 2 black holes for the eyes.
4. glue all your pieces on a large piece of cardstock to make your owl.
5. paint your child’s palms and have them stamp them on the paper as the owl’s wings.

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36 thoughts on “handprint owls

  1. L.

    I am so glad you love handprint/footprint crafts as much as I do. I love seeing your ideas and look forward to trying this one. Thanks!

  2. Life with the Lebedas

    I love this and this would be great decor in our playroom. Thanks for sharing.

    I’m glad that your participating in the hop! :D I love your blog. Your photography is great and I’m looking forward to reading more! Your gets are cute.

    I’m following you and Hope you’ll follow me back.
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas

  3. Jill

    Deb – thank-you so much for the feature. Unfortunately, I’m not on facebook so I can’t comment there, but I’ll definitely check it out.

    1. Jill

      Hi Shawnie. The template can be found by clicking on the link in the first paragraph of this post (the word these). It’s from I am Momma Hear me Roar.

    1. Jill Post author

      Well they aren’t my printables, but when printing them out try clicking off “fit” or “shrink to fit” or similar when the print page comes up. I hope that helps!


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